Starchitecture is alive and well in New York City, with many skyline-altering developments coming from big-name, award-winning architects. And since we last surveyed the starchitecture landscape in NYC, much has changed: Some buildings have wrapped up; some big-name firms have announced their first contributions to the city; and others are, sadly, no longer with us. (RIP, Zaha.)
All of that makes now the perfect time to look at the buzzy projects by boldface architects that will dominate the landscape 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 (Zaha Hadid’s High Line condo, BIG’s courtscraper) 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; if we’ve left something off, let us know in the comments.