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Bjarke Ingels’ West 57th Street pyramid is rising fast

The architect recently shared two progress photos on social media

August 09, 2014 01:00PM

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Bjarke Ingles' pyramid building on West 57th Street

Bjarke Ingels’ pyramid building on West 57th Street

Starchitect and comic book fan Bjarke Ingels’ West 57th Street pyramid is starting to shape up.

Ingles, the head of BIG, recently Instagrammed two shots of the his rising tetrahedron, which will eventually house 709 rentals when it’s completed in 2015.

The Durst Organization is developing the building.

In July Durst told The Real Deal that the building’s unusual shape came about after the city demanded “an iconic building” at the gateway site.

“Bjarke delivered something completely unique. There is nothing else like it in New York,” Durst said. [Curbed] Christopher Cameron

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