Rising from the construction ashes of Hell’s Kitchen is definitely a beauty to behold. There’s a tetrahedron rising over West 57th Street that’s about to change the NYC skyline and Manhattan real estate unlike any other straight box tower thrown up in the last few decades.
There is skyscraper construction and then there is true architectural groundbreaking beauty and the Durst Pyramid is clearly the latter. The building at 625 West 57th Street is taking shape, turning into one of the city’s most unique architectural wonders since the Chrysler Building in 1928 or Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece, The Guggenheim Museum in 1959.
The project is the inaugural North American design of the Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) for the Durst Organization. The four plane triangular construction is meant to bring natural light deep into the structure and afford some 700 lucky owners the sunny, Hudson River views which set the standard for the NYC real estate market. The luxury apartments will be set atop glass enclosed retail/commercial space all set to welcome tenants and owners early in 2016.