It's been five years since Bjarke Ingels Group first unveiled the design for its first residential project in NYC, and now the unique, tetrahedron-shaped building on the water is nearly complete. Recently rechristened VIA 57WEST, the angular structure centered around a serene courtyard is almost ready to welcome the lucky residents who get to live in its sun-soaked apartments. Can you picture yourself making VIA 57WEST your home? Check out our photo gallery to take a look at the new development's interiors and many amenities.
The building’s remarkable shape required 178 unique floorplans to make the most optimal use of the space and, as expected for such a high-profile project, the rents aren’t for the faint-hearted. The 709 units are a mix of sizes, with studios starting at $3,000 per month, and large four-bedroom apartments running a jaw-dropping $16,500. Out of the 709 apartments, 142 will be affordable units that will start at $565 for a studio. These will be awarded based on a lottery system that opened in October 2015.
The building was constructed with sustainability in mind, and utilizes various energy-efficient features, water conservation methods, and indoor air quality and lighting systems installed throughout the complex. As far as amenities, VIA 57WEST offers a 22,000 square-foot open courtyard, filled with lush green space and planted with almost 50 plant species native to New York. Residents will also be able to enjoy a large swimming pool, sun decks, barbecue grills, a basketball court, a poker room, a children’s play area, a gym, a golf simulator, a library and a private event area.
Via Curbed NY
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