Beauty of VIA 57 West Captured in Detail Posted on 24 Sep 12:08
New York's most impressive new building was recently photographed by Iwan Baan in its completed state. The 32-story VIA 57 West, located in NYC's west side, is home to 709 spacious residential units that started filling up in May of this year. The unique design and gorgeous park located in the center of the building makes VIA 57 West an incredibly desirable neighborhood (it takes up an entire block). "In recent decades, some of the most interesting urban developments have come in the form of nature and public space, reinserting themselves back into the postindustrial pockets, freeing up around the city; the pedestrianization of Broadway & Times Square; the bicycle lanes, the High Line and the industrial piers turning into parks," explains architect Bjarke Ingels. "Located at the northern tip of the Hudson River Park, VIA continues this process of greenification allowing open space to invade the urban fabric of the manhattan city grid. In an unlikely fusion of what seems to be two mutually exclusive typologies — the courtyard and the skyscraper, the courtscraper is the most recent addition to the manhattan skyline." Check out some awesome images below and click here for more.