When Diller, Scofidio + Renfro unveiled their cascading and curvy design for Columbia University Medical Center's Medical and Graduate Education Building back in 2012, the New York Observer declared it "the craziest building in Harlem." Although its been two years (of cityscape-changing design) since the firm's plans were unveiled for the building (which is technically in Washington Heights), the design's distinction could only be challenged by Karim Rashid's funky Pleasant Avenue condos (which is technically in East Harlem). Field Condition caught up on the progress at the building which, from the looks of it, is beginning to take shape.
DS+R also designed a zig-zaggy business school for Columbia University, which should also be in the works. Construction is expected be complete on the medical building in 2015.
· CUMC Medical and Graduate Education Building [Field Condition]
· More Renderings of DS+R's Crazy Cascading Tower For Columbia [Curbed]
· All 98 Haven Avenue coverage [Curbed]