The curtain wall is slinking up the slopes of 625 West 57th Street, the Bjarke Ingels-designed geometric curiosity by the Hudson River.
The 43-story, 800,000-square-foot rental by the Durst Organization is slated to top out around now, the New York Daily News reported. The skyscraper-with-a-twist-and-slant will have 709 apartments, and it is decidedly not a pyramid.
“My father doesn’t like people calling it a ‘pyramid,’?” developer Alexander Durst, son of 1 World Trade Center developer Douglas Durst, told the Daily News. “It’s a tetrahedron.”
The units, 20 percent of which will be affordable, will be mostly studio and one-bedroom apartments. Prices have yet to be announced, but the top-floor rentals could go for $90 a foot.
Amenities will include a 75-foot indoor swimming pool overlooking the Hudson River, a half-size basketball court, gym, golf simulator, screening room, “nautically themed” lounge and garage with almost 300 parking spots. Most notable of all is the 25,000-square-foot interior park, inspired by the open space of a European-style courtyard block (hence the carved-out portion of the tetrahedron’s south-facing slope, as shown in construction shots below).