The 7 Most Eye-Catching New Residential Buildings In The NYC Skyline

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For decades the New York skyline had certain landmarks which made it distinctive: The Empire State Building, The Chrysler Builder, The Domino Sugar Factory, to name a few. But, as the song says, everything must change and that includes skylines. And my, how it is changing. For every resolute, limestone covered century-old financial and corporate institution that made up the fabric of NYC real estate there is now some weird angled, reflective, cantilevered piece of architecture that looks like it was dreamed up by skateboarders looking for their most radical rides. Here are a few of the new school of New York City structures, sure to make you do a double take.

Via 57 West

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First, it’s a tetrahedron. Digest that for a minute. Second, what more could you expect from Danish wiz Bjarke Ingels, the architect who has made it his business to defy convention? Now based in NYC, Time Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential People. We can see why.

325 Kent Avenue

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The Domino Sugar Factory was an iconic building on the Williamsburg waterfront but destined to be equally distinctive is the rental complex shaped like a (square) donut. Owned by Two Trees Management and designed by SHoP Architects, the 522 Unit luxury rental was completed last year and occupied by July 2017.

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