LocationWest 57th Street, New York, NY, USA
Partners-in-ChargeBjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
Project LeaderBeat Schenk
Project ArchitectDavid Brown
Project TeamAlessandro Ronfini, Sören Grünert, Maya Shopova, Lauren Turner, Tiago Barros, Tyler Polich, Ivy Hume, Yi Li, Daniel Sundlin, Thomas Fagan, Aaron Hales, Hongyi Jin, Mina Rafiee, Tara Hagan, Rakel Karlsdottir, Celine Jeanne, Aleksander Tokarz, Alessio Valmori, Alvaro Garcia Mendive, Felicia Guldberg, Gabrielle Nadeau, Ho Kyung Lee, Julian Liang, Julianne Gola, Lucian Racovitan, Marcella Martinez, Dominyka Mineikyte, Eivor Davidsen, Gul Ertekin, Maria Nikolova, Minjae Kim, Mitesh Dixit, Nicklas Rasch, Riccardo Mariano, Stanley Lung, Steffan Heath, Thilani Rajarathna, Xu Li, Christoffer Gotfredsen
Architect of RecordSLCE Architects
Landscape ArchitectsStarr Whitehouse
CivilLangan Engineering & Environmental Services
Construction ManagerHunter Roberts Construction Group
TransportationPhilip Habib & Assoc.
Building EnvelopeIsrael Berger & Assoc.
Vertical TransportationVan Deusen & Assoc.
AcousticalCerami & Assoc.
Renderings & AnimationGerman Glessner
ClientDurst Fetner Residential
Bjarke Ingels Group has reached the 22nd storey of its first project in the United States, a 32 storey sloped residential tower in New York City that will eventually be home to 750 people. The building is shown in recent photos from Field Condition draped in orange meshing as it nears the final stages of structural construction.
The building, which was approved in 2013 after a hotly contested debate over affordable housing provision, will feature stunning views of the Hudson River at a reasonable price: developers have agreed to a 35-year contract to control rent for low-income occupants.
The photos from Field Condition show the building's courtyard and balconies beginning to take shape on the notoriously narrow property. The gentle trademark curve of the structure has revealed itself and will soon be covered in cladding to complete BIG's ambitious design, along with the slim windows and angular balconies displayed in the renderings.
To see how the project will look on completion, see our post on the W57's proposal here.