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New images revealed of BIG's stunning 'courtscraper' ahead of March opening

The first images and renderings have been released of the completed interiors and final exteriors of Bjarke Ingels W57 ‘Courtscraper’ in New York’s Manhattan borough, ahead of its opening to residents next month.

While photographs of the the building’s distorted pyramid form and multi-textual facade have been shared widely since construction began, this is the first time developer The Durst Organization has revealed what the structure will look like from the inside.

The shots reveal the interior walls are lined with jagged bricks reflecting the configuration of the exterior balconies. A similarly sculptural grand staircase links the apartments with the tower’s communal areas.

On-site amenities will include a large swimming pool, an indoor basketball court, a gym, a golf simulator and a cinema, and the building will have 4,000sq m (45,000sq ft) of leisure, retail and commercial space in total, alongside 709 apartments.

The new images also reveal W57’s areas of outdoor green space. Meanwhile, renderings from artist Stephen Glassman reveal a special eight-storey public sculpture he has constructed with Freesia Torres Architecture studio to be located at the entrance to the building.

The work, called Flows Two Ways, explores the relationship between the nearby Hudson River and the city of New York.

Ingels has spoken about how W57 is inspired by bringing together the compactness and efficiency of a courtyard building combined with the airiness and the expansive views of a skyscraper.

The asymmetric tetrahedron stands out from the surrounding neighbourhood buildings and appears to change in shape depending on the viewer’s vantage point.

BIG  Bjarke Ingels  New York  Manhattan  W57  courtscraper  architecture  design  Hudson  Stephen Glassman  
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The first images and renderings have been released of the completed interiors and final exteriors of Bjarke Ingels W57 ‘Courtscraper’ in New York’s Manhattan borough, ahead of its opening to residents next month. While photographs of the the building’s distorted pyramid form and multi-textual facade have been shared widely since construction began, this is the first time developer The Durst Organization has revealed what the structure will look like from
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