West 57th Street / BIG

West 57th Street / BIG - Windows
The southeast corner from West 57th Street. Image © Field Condition
  • Architects

  • Location

    West 57th Street, New York, NY, USA
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

    Field Condition

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  • Partners-in-Charge

    Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
  • Project Leader

    Beat Schenk
  • Project Architect

    David Brown
  • Project Team

    Alessandro 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 Record

    SLCE Architects
  • Landscape Architects

    Starr Whitehouse
  • Structural

    Thornton Tomasetti
  • MEP

    Dagher Engineering
  • Civil

    Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
  • Construction Manager

    Hunter Roberts Construction Group
  • Transportation

    Philip Habib & Assoc.
  • Building Envelope

    Israel Berger & Assoc.
  • Marketing

    Nancy Packes
  • Vertical Transportation

    Van Deusen & Assoc.
  • Acoustical

    Cerami & Assoc.
  • Wind

  • Environmental

  • Renderings & Animation

    German Glessner
  • Client

    Durst Fetner Residential
West 57th Street / BIG - Cityscape, Garden
W57 seen from Hudson River Park. Image © Field Condition

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.

West 57th Street / BIG - Windows
The south façade from West 57th Street. Image © Field Condition

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.

West 57th Street / BIG - Windows, Facade, Handrail
Detail of the curtain wall on the north façade. Image © Field Condition

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.

West 57th Street / BIG - Facade
Detail of the saw tooth slabs at the north façade along West 58th Street. Image © Field Condition

Bjarke Ingels has also taken to Instagram to celebrate the building's construction, posting photos of its milestones. W57 is set for completion in Spring 2015 and will top off in the coming months.

Courtyard complete

To see how the project will look on completion, see our post on the W57's proposal here.

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Cite: Finn MacLeod. "West 57th Street / BIG" 17 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/558434/in-progress-west-57th-street-big> ISSN 0719-8884

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