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Massive new rental development on far West Side tops out

Tetrahedron-shaped structure will include 25,000-square-foot indoor park

October 10, 2014 09:00AM

625 West 57th Street

625 West 57th Street

A new behemoth of a building on 57th Street will top out in less than two weeks and will ultimately be one of Manhattan’s largest rental buildings.

Alexander Durst — son of Douglas Durst, who is developing One World Trade Center — is the developer of the 43-story building at 625 West 57th Street, which will house 709 apartments. The courtyard inside the building is supposed to look like a miniature version of Central Park, according to the Daily News. Residents will also be able to use a massive indoor swimming pool, a basketball court, a golf simulator and a 25,000-square-foot indoor park, according to the Daily News.

Durst told the newspaper he expects pricing to be at $90 per square foot for apartments on the higher floors of the structure, which is located between 11th Avenue and the West Side Highway.

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels designed the building.

The 800,000-square-foot development will predominantly have studios and one-bedroom apartments. [NYDN] — Claire Moses

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