BIG Unveils Eye-Popping West 57 Residential Tower Pyramid in NYC Today

14 02 2011

http://inhabitat.com/big-unveils-radically-sloped-west-57-residential-tower-in-nyc-today/west-57-big-1/?extend=1

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.

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14 02 2011
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