Bronx police station gets Bjarke Ingels treatment

Architect designed 43,500-square-foot 40th precinct house
February 02, 2016 09:39AM

Architectural wunderkind Bjarke Ingels — whose designs include 2 World Trade Center and Via 57 West — has hatched a modern, angular design for… a new police station in Melrose?

At an estimated cost of $50 million, the new digs for the 40th Precinct resembles a series of stacked boxes, which are meant to evoke bricks in a nod to police stations’ early roots, Architect’s Newspaper reported.

The new silver design, at 43,500-square-foot, also includes a green roof and a community room — a first for a NYPD station house.

Currently, the 40th precinct, which covers Port Morris, Mott Haven and Melrose, is at 275 Alexander Avenue. It’s unclear if the new station will be located at the same address, but it is slated for completion sometime in 2020.

Ingels would appear to have more spare time of late given the troubles at his most notable project, 2 World Trade Center. The project is currently in limbo after Rupert Murdoch’s media companies backed out of an agreement to anchor the space. [Architect’s Newspaper]Dusica Sue Malesevic