Designing the Skyscraper of Tomorrow

John Hill
30. April 2015
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Bjarke Ingels, one of the speaker's in this week's Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2015, explains the "courtscraper" rising on Manhattan's West Side.

Ingels describes BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group's W57 project as "the lovechild of a courtyard building and a skyscraper," whose hyperboloic parabaloid form enables many of the apartments to get sunlight and views of the Hudson River. In the short Bloomber film, "Designing the Skyscraper of Tomorrow," Ingels moves through the building, making it apparent that the construction has progressed a good deal since we walked around the building in February. The W57 project is slated to be complete later this year.

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