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Old February 24th, 2014, 06:33 PM   #161
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Bit of a random question, but what materials are used to make/build those architectural models?
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Old February 24th, 2014, 07:04 PM   #162
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So there will be a mini central park in the courtyard?
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Old February 27th, 2014, 06:15 PM   #163
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Eva Durst talks pyramids and project management
http://www.rew-online.com/2014/02/27...ct-management/

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During the panel “The Odyssey of 57th Street,” the pair will explain how the project first began in 2010 after various phases with city planners and environmental impact statements.

Already the project is built up to floor three, with excavation and foundation fully completed.
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The building, on 57th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues, drew media attention for its unusual pyramid-shaped design by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels.

Once complete, it will have a little more than 700 units and 50,000 s/f of amenities, with an additional 25,000 s/f of courtyard space. The building will include 140 units of affordable housing.

“It’s really exciting,” said Durst, who is the project manager of West 57. “I thoroughly enjoyed working with Bjarke Ingels and his team and all the consultants on the project.

“For me, this project was interesting because the group works with 3D models a lot instead of 2D images on the screen,” she said.

“It was incredibly challenging, because it doesn’t look like a regular building, it’s technically more challenging than other projects I worked on.”

“It took longer to design, took more co-operation among consultants and more effort on our technical staff to try and get the design to work. Fortunately it’s in a good place now.”

West 57 is expected to open in the fall of 2016.
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Old February 27th, 2014, 09:12 PM   #164
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Hope to live in this building when we move to NYC after grad school. LOVE it
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Old February 27th, 2014, 09:18 PM   #165
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Old February 27th, 2014, 10:14 PM   #166
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I'd rather live on the opposite side of the river with that view out my window every day.
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Old February 28th, 2014, 11:13 AM   #167
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Bit of a random question, but what materials are used to make/build those architectural models?
I was wondering myself. It looks like foam was used for the city model. Looks to be the same for the larger model of the pyramid.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 12:42 AM   #168
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From [email protected] WiredNY
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Old March 24th, 2014, 10:39 AM   #169
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Nice with a few pics of the progress :-)
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Old April 7th, 2014, 06:02 PM   #170
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Starting to grow

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Old April 7th, 2014, 10:35 PM   #171
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This tower is gonna be so frickin' amazing!!
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Old April 7th, 2014, 10:39 PM   #172
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Great to see it rising out of the ground!
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Old April 7th, 2014, 10:51 PM   #173
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Awesome!
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Old April 13th, 2014, 09:18 PM   #174
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It's rising!

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Old April 14th, 2014, 07:38 PM   #175
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Is the factory or power plant next to it still in use? Kind of a downer in the view...
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Old April 14th, 2014, 08:35 PM   #176
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Is the factory or power plant next to it still in use? Kind of a downer in the view...
It's a Con Ed steam plant that's eluded landmarking for years. Con Ed has opposed any moves to landmark. The plant remains in operation.

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Old April 14th, 2014, 08:37 PM   #177
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That part of the building actually looks a lot better than the side facing the river.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 08:40 PM   #178
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That part of the building actually looks a lot better than the side facing the river.
It's the only portion that would be landmarked. If ever redeveloped, the ugly midcentury annex would be demolished.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 09:05 PM   #179
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It would look good renovated, annex and all.
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Old April 15th, 2014, 07:58 PM   #180
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Ugly neighbors aside, the Pyramid looks to be one of my favorite buildings not skyscraper status. Just so gorgeous to look at, so unlike anything in the area it definitely will be an icon for years to come!
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