Wednesday, 28 September 2016

40+ starchitect-led projects that will transform NYC’s skyline

See the buildings by big-name architects that will rise in NYC in the next few years

Starchitecture is alive and well in New York City—it seems like every week brings more buildings designed by big-name architects, or developments that will have a transformative effect on the city's skyline. (Who even knew what a courtscraper was a few years ago?) And there've been some major changes in the two years since we last surveyed the starchitecture landscape in NYC: Some buildings have wrapped up; some big-name firms have announced their first contributions to the city (OMA, we're looking at you); and others are, sadly, no longer with us. (RIP, Zaha.) All of that makes now the perfect time to look at what's changed, and what buzzy projects will dominate the skyline in the years to come.

Now, the caveats: The developments we've included are ones that are either pre-construction or are not yet finished; that's why some of the more noteworthy star projects of the past few years (Viñoly's 432 Park Avenue, Calatrava's Oculus) aren't included. And yes, we've been liberal with the "starchitect" moniker, but the firms working on these projects are all buzzy, award-winning, or otherwise well-known outside of the cloistered world of architecture fiends.

And lastly, projects are listed alphabetically, and if we've left something off, let us know in the comments.


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