Announcing the Winner of 6sqft’s 2015 Building of the Year!

Posted On Wed, December 9, 2015 By

Posted On Wed, December 9, 2015 By In Architecture, building of the year, Features, New Developments

A couple of weeks ago, 6sqft asked you which building you thought deserved the title of 2015 Building of the Year. We gave you 12 of the hottest new buildings in NYC, noteworthy for their envelope-pushing design, record-breaking prices, or unprecedented height. And now is the time to reveal the winner!

Via, AKA BIG’s 57th Street Tetrahedron

bjarke ingels tetrahedronImage via Bjarke Ingels Group

Congrats Bjarke Ingels, BIG and Durst Organization!

All their promotion via social media to get their entry to the top has paid off and they go away with bragging rights. Via, which can be found along the West Side Highway on West 57th Street, has proven to be one city’s most hotly-anticipated buildings. Measuring roughly 800,000 square feet, this modern masterpiece is best known and lauded for its unconventional tetrahedron shape and will soar 460 feet from its site. Unsurprisingly, thousands are vying for one of the pyramid’s 142 affordable units, which started taking applications in October. Recently-released interior renderings show that both market- and affordable-rate residents will be spoiled with bright modern interiors with expansive river views, individual balconies, and lots of luxe amenities. If you want to learn more about BIG’s “courtscraper,” take a tour with the lead designer himself, Bjarke Ingels, here.

220 central park south, robert am stern, billionaire's row

A very honorable mention goes to Robert A. M. Stern’s 220 Central Park South. During the voting period, it followed Via closely, almost nabbing the 2015 title. 220 Central Park South is still a ways off from completion, so maybe it’ll have a chance to redeem itself next year if it makes it into the running for 2016 Building of the Year. Robert A.M. Stern’s tower is already making headlines with its reported $250 million mega-penthouse—the would-be most expensive condo in the city if rumors are true—and the fact that it’s barely out of the ground and over half the building is sold. In all, the 430,000-square-foot building will have a total of 118 units, split between a 69-story limestone tower along West 58th Street and a 14-story villa along Central Park South.

Congratulations to all of the buildings and their teams. And thank you all for voting!

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