Judging by these new construction photos, the crazy tower New York starchitects Diller Scofidio + Renfro has designed for the Columbia University Medical Center is definitely going through its awkward teen phase. If reality delivers anything close to what initial renderings promised, the 14-story landmark will eventually show off fancy cascading ramped floors that take up an entire façade. For now though, the recently topped out building looks like a looney jumble of concrete slabs and orange construction mesh. The tower is expected to complete in 2016, and there sure is a lot to do before then.
· Folded slabs of DS+R-designed columbia medical center take shape in NY [Design Boom]
· Diller Scofidio and Renfro's New Columbia Building Unveiled! [Curbed NY]
· All Diller Scofidio + Renfro posts [Curbed National]