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The 32 Best New York City Landmarks to Visit
From the well-traveled Brooklyn Bridge to the lesser-known Warren Place Mews, these are the best architectural landmarks to visit in the Big Apple
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New West 57th Street Landmark Movie Theater Location, With Fancy Seats And A Bar, Is Now Open
There may not be an Alamo Drafthouse on the Upper West Side, but West Side cinephiles now have a new moviegoing option: The new eight-screen Landmark Theatres that's opened in the fanciful Bjarke Ingels-building on West 57th Street, by the West Side Highway.
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Landmark Movie Theater Opening Marks Latest Business at Via 57 West
The Landmark at 57 West is the latest business to set up shop at the Durst Organization’s Via 57 West mixed-use “superblock” at West 57th Street and Twelfth Avenue, and experts say its opening stands as a milestone moment for an area best known for car dealerships, industrial spaces and tourists making their way to the Hudson River.

Midtown West Gets Massive Indie Movie Theater
Midtown Manhattan is getting its first new movie theater in 15 years this Friday. Landmark Theatres—billionaire Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner's Los Angeles-based movie chain—is opening a sprawling eight-theater complex on W. 57th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues on Sept. 15. The 30,000-square-foot complex is in the retail portion of the Durst Organization's 32-story, 709-unit mixed-use building designed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingel.
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A New Luxury Movie Theater Opens In Hell's Kitchen Tomorrow
New York is about to get a brand-new luxury movie theater. Joining the ranks of the recently opened iPic theater at South Street Seaport and Metrograph on the Lower East Side is The Landmark at 57 West. The new eight-screen theater complex will boast eight top-of-the-line screens and span the entire block between 11th and 12th Avenues on, you guessed it: 57th Street.
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On Tap at The Landmark at 57 West, the Far West Side’s New Movie House
On Friday, billionaires Mark Cuban and partner Todd Wagner of Landmark Theatres are debuting The Landmark at 57 West, a new movie theater on the Far West Side of Manhattan. The 30,000-square-foot cinema, which includes a full bar with craft beers on tap, is at the base of Durst Organization’s Via 57 West apartment building via a 20-year lease (and an asking rent of $95 per square foot).
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The New Shapes of New York
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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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