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Gigantic curtain wall rising at Bjarke Ingels’s Westside project

It’s not a “pyramid,” Dursts insists

November 02, 2014 12:00PM

625 West 57th Street, and Bjarke Ingles

625 West 57th Street, and Bjarke Ingles

The colossal sloped wall that sweeps up Danish starchitect Bjarke Ingels’ first major New York City design project at 625 West 57th Street is almost up.

Last month, the Durst Organization scored a $411.5 million construction loan to finance the 43-story, 800,000-square-foot rental building, which recently topped out. And according to Buzzbuzzhome, the Dursts would really like everyone to stop calling the eye-catching structure 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 New York Daily News. “It’s a tetrahedron.”

Prices have yet to be announced, but the top-floor rentals could go for $90 a foot. Twenty percent of the units will be affordable. [Buzzbuzzhome]Christopher Cameron

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