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City Planning OKs Durst Fetner’s West 57th Street residential project

December 21, 2012 09:00AM

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A rendering of 625 West 57th Street

The City Planning Commission yesterday approved Durst Fetner Residential’s 625 West 57th Street, a 753-unit development at the Hudson River, the New York Observer reported.

The striking pyramid design, by Bjarke Ingles Group, includes a central terrace that is almost the size of a football field, the Observer said.

“Our approval will facilitate development of a significant new building with a distinctive pyramid-like shaped design and thoughtful site plan that integrates the full block site into the evolving residential, institutional, and commercial neighborhood surrounding it,” City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden said, before voting in favor of the project, according to the Observer.

This was the second-to-last hurdle for the project, previously known as W57, to clear before construction can move ahead. [NYO] — Guelda Voien

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