Construction is wrapping up on the exterior enclosure at the Durst Organization's VIA 57WEST at the Midtown West waterfront. Designed by Bjarke Ingels of BIG, the 470-foot-tall "courtscraper" includes 709 residential rental units and 45,000-square-feet of commercial retail space.
At the south and west facades, most of the metal and glass facade has been installed, with work only remaining on the mechanical floors at the tower's peak. The herringbone-patterned bay windows of the north and east facades have been fully installed, except for the area occupied by the construction lift.
Developer: The Durst Organization; Architect: BIG (Design Architect), SLCE Architects (Architect of Record); Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti Group Inc.; Exterior Wall: Enclos Corp.; Landscape Architect: Starr White House Landscape Architects; Program: Residential, Retail; Location: Midtown West, New York, NY; Completion: 2016.