Scheme described as a ‘courtscraper’

A scheme in New York by BIG which has been modelled on US high-rise buildings and European courtyards has been completed.

Called a Courtscraper, the 32-storey building – which at peak hits 137m – runs across just over 77,000sq m and includes 2,000sq m of gardens. It features just over 700 apartments.

Developed by New York-based Durst Organisation, the building is known as VIΛ and occupies nearly a full city block at the corner of West 57th Street and the West Side Highway.


BIG Courtscraper New York

The scheme features more than 700 apartments


Amenities include lounges and events spaces, a golf simulator, movie screening room, a pool, a basketball court, gym and exercise studios and game rooms.

Once completed, the ground floor commercial space will include a restaurant, cinema and the first US retail store for the American Kennel Club.