Gallery: BIG’s West 57th Pyramid is a Cross Between a Copenhagen Courty...

Plans for BIG's exciting West 57th pyramid-shaped residential project were unveiled last spring. We're happy to report that the radically different tower project is still moving forward and BIG's New York City office is open for business. With 15 staffers and a number of North America based projects under their belts, the Danish firm led by Bjarke Ingels, has officially crossed the pond and is set to make some waves in American architecture. The new residential project located on West 57th and the West Side Highway, the dramatic form rises steeply from the ground up to a height of 450 feet in the back making way for views, daylighting and green courtyards. Combining more traditional European-style courtyard block architecture with the NYC skyscraper, West 57th will be a welcome departure from boxy, boring buildings.

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