Great Danes and Manhattan. VIA 57 West
(marketed as VIΛ 57 WEST) is the name of a residential building designed by the Copenhagen and New York based architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group
(BIG). The pyramid shaped tower block or "tetrahedron" rises 467 ft and 35 floors tall and is located on West 57th Street in Hell's Kitchen
, Manhattan, New York City. It is a perfect combination of outrageous American skyscraping architecture with the signature Scandinavian eco-sustainability. According to The New York Times, the name was chosen "because the southbound West Side Highway slopes down as drivers enter the city, right at the spot where the building is situated," acting like a gateway to Manhattan. Say it again, slowly and enjoying every word: a gateway to Manhattan. Now imagine living in your own dream. Yes. First you take Manhattan, then you take... whatever you wish for.
Open Date 2016
Architects BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group
Address 57th Street - New York