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Bjarke Ingels Explains Pyramid; Uptown 58 Hits 80% Sold

WEST 57TH STREET—Starchitect Bjarke Ingels talked to Curbed DC about his huge pyramid of apartments that is currently being built at 625 West 57th Street, and had the following to say:

It's funny that you mention the pyramid. The Durst pyramid and the maze have something geometrically in common in that all the cross-sections of the pyramid are straight lines but it describes a hyperbolic paraboloid. Here all the cross-sections that you can see are perfectly straight lines but as a result, you almost describe these arches. It is a cone that has been subtracted from a cube. It's this weird combination of something that is actually straight lines that then describes these curving geometries. Maybe we do have certain obsessions we can't escape no matter what we do. [Curbed DC; previously]

HARLEM—Less than a month after it launched sales, the Kane Ventures-developed Uptown 58 is 80 percent in contract, Harlem + Bespoke reports. The building, designed by Alex Compagno Architects, contains 19 units, which started at $425,000. [Harlem + Bespoke; previously]

625 W 57th St

625 West 57th Street, Manhattan, NY 10019