Gallery: NYC Approves BIG Architects’ Giant Pyramid Building for W 57th...

BIG’s pyramid-shaped residential building on West 57th Street received final approval from NYC's city council on Wednesday. The project was finally given the green light after settling a dispute over the number of affordable housing units that should be incorporated into the development. Part of the negotiations between the city officials and the developer, The Durst Organization, also revolved around the inclusion of community facilities and a partial redesign of the building’s façade on West 58th Street.

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  1. Robert Oelz April 24, 2013 at 8:26 am

    This is a great looking structure. Very innovative. I have worked on countless projects in NYC to provide roofing and waterproofing materials. Some of the more recent projects are the Memorial Gardens and Museum Pavilion at the WTC, John Jay College and the hyperbolic parabola at Lincoln Center.

    I would like to get involved with this project as well.

  2. victor_n_nyc February 8, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Personally, I find this building very unattractive. It looks like it’s trying way too hard to be iconic and just fails. I think it’s going to be one of those buildings, like Madison Square Garden, that people are going to look at in a few years and wonder what the hell they were thinking. It’s not even built and already it looks dated.