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Meet Architect Bjarke Ingels, the Man Building the Future
The 35-floor VIA 57 West in New York, Ingels' first completed residential building in North America – and his first completed skyscraper anywhere – is a gleaming pyramid overlooking the Hudson River. From across the river in New Jersey, it could almost pass for the sail of an enormous ship. Between VIA 57 West, the Big U and 2 WTC (along with proposals for a skyscraper at the north end of the High Line and a reinvented building exterior near Penn Station), Ingels could be poised to reshape the look of Manhattan like no other architect in recent memory.
Bjarke Ingels
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Hudson Market to open second location at 57 West Super Block
Hudson Market, a farm-to-table grocer that specializes in food from local purveyors, will launch its second Manhattan location at the Durst Organization’s Helena 57 West. The 9,889-square-foot market will be on the ground and lower level of 601 W. 57th St. under a 15-year lease. The deal is the latest retail coup at Durst’s 57 West superblock between 11th and 12th avenues, which is also home to the Bjarke Ingels-designed Via “pyramid” building and a third residential building, Frank 57 West.
VIA 57 WEST
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Ousia Opening at Via 57 West this Fall
Nick attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, the beginning of a path that has led to Livanos’ latest undertaking. Ousia is a high end Greek restaurant that will be part of the new VIA 57th West building on 57th street in Manhattan being built by the Durst Organization. With the restaurant under construction we spoke with Nick about the challenges of a big family business, the unique task of succeeding in New York City and much more.
Via 57 West Entrance
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Bjarke Ingels's Tetrahedron Gets A Massive Sculpture Inspired by the Hudson
The Bjarke Ingels-designed tetrahedron, Via 57 West is already a unique addition to the New York City skyline, but for the developers of the building, The Durst Organization, that wasn’t enough. About the same time that they brought on Ingels to design the massive rental building, they also commission artist Stephen Glassman to create a sculpture for the building. This week the developers unveiled the large, eight-story creation titled, Flows Two Ways, which is anchored to the facade by the main entrance to Via.
Flows Two Ways by Stephen Glassman
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SEE IT: 8-Screen Movie Theater With Reclining Seats Coming to W. 57th St.
HELL'S KITCHEN — An eight-screen movie theater with electric-recliner seats and a private bar is coming to a luxury development on West 57th Street. “The Landmark” is slated to open on the ground floor of the Durst Organization’s pyramidal VIA 57 building at 625 W. 57th St. next spring, the developer said in a release.
Landmark Theatres To Operate Multiplex At 709-Unit VIA 57 WEST, 625 West 57th Street, Hell’s Kitchen
Northern Hell’s Kitchen is getting a movie theater. Now that exterior construction has been completed on the 32-story, 709-unit mixed-use building, dubbed VIA 57 WEST, at 625 West 57th Street in Hell’s Kitchen, work is underway to lease the building’s apartments and fill its 45,000 square feet of retail space. One of those commercial tenants now includes Landmarks Theatres, which will operate an eight-screen movie theater within the base of the building.
Mark Cuban Opening Midtown’s First Movie Theater in 15 Years at Durst Project
Billionaire Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner’s movie theater chain is opening a new location at The Durst Organization-owned residential building under development on Manhattan’s Far West Side. Landmark Theatres has signed a 30,000-square-foot deal to open at the western retail portion of VIA 57 WEST, the tetrahedron-shaped building officially at 625 West 57th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues, according to a press release from the landlord. The Los Angeles-based company will open in 2017 with eight screens and a private bar that will host filmmaker Q&As.
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Mark Cuban Opening Midtown’s First Movie Theater in 15 Years at Durst Project
Billionaire Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner’s movie theater chain is opening a new location at the Durst Organization-owned residential building under development on Manhattan’s Far West Side. Landmark Theatres has signed a 30,000-square-foot deal to open at the western retail portion of VIA 57 WEST, the tetrahedron-shaped building officially at 625 West 57th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues, according to a press release from the landlord. The Los Angeles-based company will open in 2017 with eight screens and a private bar that will host filmmaker Q&As.
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Manhattan to get new superlative-laden movie theater
The first new movie theater to open in Midtown Manhattan in years promises to be the star of its own show. Going into the Bjarke Ingels-designed "courtscaper" that's officially called Via 57 West — a mostly residential building that was recently named America's best tall building by one architecture group — the Landmark Theatres project was announced today by The Durst Organization. The Wall Street Journal was the first to report the news.
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Landmark Theatres Plans New 8-Screen Venue in NYC
Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner’s Landmark Theatres is preparing to open a second flagship at one of New York City’s hottest new developments: VIA 57 West, a mixed-use building at West 57th Street near the West Side Highway. The eight-screen theater complex, planned for spring 2017, is the first newly built major movie complex in the Big Apple since 2002 when Regal moved in to its E-Walk venue on 42nd Street, across from the AMC Empire 25. (A two-screen boutique theater, Metrograph, opened in March in the Lower East Side.)
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Showtime! Mark Cuban to open Landmark cinema at Durst's VIA 57 WEST
It’s showtime for Mark Cuban’s Landmark Theatres, which will open a 30,000-square-foot cinema at Durst’s Via 57 West, its pyramid-shaped rental tower in Midtown West. The national chain, owned by Cuban and Todd Wagner, plans to have an eight-screen theater up and running by spring of 2017, the Wall Street Journal reported. Outfitted with leather electronic reclining seats, laser projection technology and a full bar made from Italian marble, the theater will also be available for post-screening parties and other events.
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What's the Deal: Upscale Cinema Coming to Durst's VIA 57 WEST
Landmark Theatres will open a new, upscale movie theater on the far West Side, serving as a cultural and entertainment anchor for The Durst Organization's VIA 57 WEST.
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Bjarke Ingels on his VIA 57 Chair
Not every building inspires its own chair. But Via 57 West, a 709-unit residential rental tower at 625 West 57th Street in Manhattan, is no ordinary building. So the architect Bjarke Ingels, who designed the structure that seems to defy description — it’s most commonly referred to as either a pyramid or a hyperbolic paraboloid — made a chair to go with it: the Via 57. Created by KiBiSi, the product design company Mr. Ingels runs with two partners, it was manufactured by Fritz Hansen. The chair will be available in September, for $2,756.
LtoR: Lars Larsen, Jacob Holm, Bjarke Ingels
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How an Office View Became A 60 Minutes Story
For the last few years, the employees of 60 Minutes have watched from their office windows as a futuristic building slowly rose across the street. No one has had a more direct view than legendary correspondent Morley Safer. As construction neared completion this year, Safer decided to do a 60 Minutes story about the strange structure outside his window -- and the Danish "starchitect" behind it, Bjarke Ingels.
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No cutting corners when it comes to New York City living
Starting last week, rental units are officially on the market at the most distinctive and environmentally conscious new addresses in town. Like Tishman Speyer’s Spiral, the Durst Organization’s VIA 57 West is also designed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, the same architect responsible for 2 World Trade Center and the Brooklyn Bridge Park viewing platform.

American Kennel Club to Open Dog-Care Shop In Manhattan
The American Kennel Club is opening its first retail store in the U.S. on Manhattan's far West Side, at the base of a soon-to-open luxury rental tower that anchors a booming residential block.
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Tour the Model Units of Bjarke Ingels's West Side Tetrahedron
On Tuesday, the rentals at Bjarke Ingels' West Side tetrahedron officially hit the market from $3,000. To celebrate, developer The Durst Organization opened the doors for a tour of the building's amenities and model apartments. A representative for The Durst Organization says interest in touring the building from potential tenants has been "extensive" leading up to its availability, and it's easy to see why: the development has all the cachet of other star architect buildings like Frank Gehry's New York by Gehry plus the allure of its on-the-cusp west side location (yup, believe it), bountiful outdoor space, and over-the-top amenities.
Kitchen Rendering
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A First Look at The Great Pyramid of West 57th Street
New York is a city where good architects come to gnash their teeth. Global monument-builders find their designs eaten away by termite-like regulations, community objections, and budget-shaving specialists.
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New (Residential) Icon: Introducing Bjarke Ingels Group's Via West 57th
Over the past year, New Yorkers and visitors to New York alike would have spotted the rise of the dramatic pyramid-shaped residential building that today dominates Manhattan’s west midtown skyline.
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