bjarke ingels architecture
Bjarke Bundgaard Ingels is a Danish architect. He is the founder and creative partner of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) since 2005

If you love pyramids you´ve probably heard about Bjarke Ingels architecture and his fabulous creation in Manhattan.  The most renown and famous: The Pyramid, a building which must have left more than one passerby speechless.

What´s different about this building located at Via 57 West? What makes it so special? First of all, its unique and unusual shape.  Similar to a pyramid, but its creator prefers to call it a Tetrahedron, although almost nobody knows what this term means. Second, its luxurious and modern, a building where you can appreciate its fine materials, glass and crystal everywhere in it.

The truth is, this spectacular pyramid has been the center of discussions and controversies among forums who argue about the fact that it should be called the West Side Pyramid and not just the Pyramid.

Although it is not really a Pyramid, they still have 8 sides such as the Great Pyramid of Giza:

This is a true master piece which lately has won the title of a “Wonder”. Imagine it is so precise in its construction that our actual technology cannot replicate it. It´s really a mystery how this Pyramid was built as it is estimated to have around 2,300,000 stone blocks that weigh between 2 and 50 tons each.

Historical analysis show the Egyptian Pyramids were built between 2589 and 2504 BC, and had to be created 100% by men´s hands or…a superior force.

Casing stones covered the Pyramid, and when they reflect the sun´s light the Pyramid shines like a jewel.

The centers of the four sides are indented with an incredible degree of precision forming the only 8 sided pyramid which can only be seen from the air and under certain natural light circumstances.

Pyramids are, without a doubt, a real mystery, and archeologists and historians keep searching for answers.

 

What exactly is a pyramid?

 

A pyramid (whose name comes from the Greek), is a structure whose outer surfaces are a triangle and converge to a single point at the top. So in the geometric sense its shape is a pyramid.

But in the case of buildings, such as the well- known Pyramid of Manhattan,  it´s more a question of shape and perspective rather than a real geometric form.

So, going back to Manhattan´s Pyramid, it doesn´t matter if people call it a pyramid, a Tetrahedron or whatever….one thing is for sure; if you are lucky enough to travel to Manhattan, visiting this building is a must in your life! You will marvel at such luxury!

So now you know, not only in Egypt you can find these beauties, but in New York you can also see it all!

 

 

 

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