Gallery: BIG Unveils Eye-Popping West 57 Residential Tower Pyramid in N...

The building looks like a pyramid from the side but is actually more like a sliced block.

Mr. Ingels has dropped a few hints about his project unveiling in New York – perhaps the biggest was opening an office and moving to the city. The tower is a clear hybrid of the northern European model of airy courtyards and sun loving facades with New York’s density and celebration of scale. Each apartment will get a balcony, many overlooking the adjacent Hudson River, and the complex as a whole will have a public transition green space not dissimilar to the 8 Tallet project that W57 emulates.

From the streets, the building appears as a richly detailed wall of angled windows and from the riverside softens the cities skyline. Amazingly the project shares the similar quality of transitioning an industrial section of a city to the residential with their ski slope/waste incinerator, as the apartment complex sits next to a largely defunct steam plant and garbage facility.

+ Bjarke Ingels Group W57

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  1. Binyam S March 26, 2013 at 7:01 am

    I was impressed by their works i want to follow their way!

  2. Benon June 1, 2011 at 10:47 am

    I’m not wohtry to be in the same forum. ROTFL

  3. Lakesha June 1, 2011 at 10:32 am

    YMMD with that asenwr! TX

  4. Matilda May 31, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    I’m not easily impressed. . . but that’s ipmressing me! :)

  5. ecoheidi February 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    I think it’s a beautiful building! I wonder how much those apartments will cost?!

  6. gregpeters February 14, 2011 at 12:40 am


  7. POP-a-SMURF February 13, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    “Everything else including the surfs and the slaves are the same.”
    How about the smurfs? 😀

  8. michael mertz February 10, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    bjarke ingels is the most exciting designer working today.
    the building’s form is not an imposition of the architect’s ego on the city’s citizens. it emerges from sound principles of design; urban, climate, eco, historic, humanist.
    and what is the result; a new idea of what a building can be

  9. stevencqdavis February 8, 2011 at 4:30 am

    Outstanding share it is actually. My father has been searching for this tips.

  10. syke February 8, 2011 at 2:27 am

    The New World Order is the same as the Old World Order. The only difference is in the materials. Everything else including the surfs and the slaves are the same.

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