Last Friday, BIG's 32-story, 709-unit pyramid "topped out" at its final height of 450 feet. The project takes the form of a pyramid, with the sloped face oriented towards the Hudson River and the adjacent park. A rectangular void has been cut through the center of the pyramid form, creating a landscaped courtyard and further opportunities for facades that face the prime water views.
The project sits at the western fringe of what has become star architects row along West 57th Street. When completed in 2015, the project will join nearby recent or future buildings by Norman Foster, Christian de Portzamparc, Jean Nouvel, Rafael Vinoly, Robert Stern, and SHoP Architects.