Tuesday, July 19, 2016

VIA 57 West, Manhattan, New York, New York

VIA 57 West (marketed as VIΛ 57WEST) 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 stories tall and is located on West 57th St in Hell's Kitchen.   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.

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