625 West 57th Street

affordable housing, housing lotteries, Midtown West, Starchitecture

Danica O. Kus, 625 West 57th Street, Via 57 West, Bjarke Ingels

Photograph © Danica O. Kus

In October of 2015, 6sqft reported that applications were being accepted for the 142 affordable apartments set aside for low-income tenants at the tantalizing tetrahedron that is starchitect Bjarke Ingels’ VIA 57 West, a newly-minted rental residence at 625 West 57th Street. Word comes today that the lottery has opened for the middle-income portion of the building’s affordable housing inventory. The half-block-long residential development contains 709 units, of which 20 percent have been deemed affordable. Of the 36 middle-income units available, studios have been priced between $1,448-$1,949; $1,554-$2,091 for one-bedrooms; $2,089-$2,519 for two-bedrooms; and $2,902 for three-bedrooms, each adjusted for income.

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Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals

  • Andre Kikoski-Designed Apartments in Chelsea Offer One Month Free & Discounted Deposits [link]
  • Upscale Rentals in a Landmarked Building Offering Two Months Free [link]
  • Hoboken’s New Rental 600 Harrison Now Leasing Spacious 1 to 3 Bedroom Apartments [link]
  • Inspired Rentals at Leonard Pointe in Williamsburg Offering One Month of Free Rent [link]
  • New Two-Bedroom Brooklyn Apartments at 550 Kingston [link]
  • Three Months Free at VIA 57 West, Midtown’s Breakthrough Rental by Bjarke Ingles [link]
  • Lincoln Center’s 48-Story Rental Offering Three Months Free [link]
  • Two Months Free & $1,000 Security Deposits at Stonehenge 57 in Midtown East [link]
  • No-Fee Rentals with One Month Free at Bed-Stuy’s The Dekalb [link]
  • Midtown East Prewar Rental Offering 2 Months Free [link]
  • $1,000 Deposits at NoMad High-Rise [link]
  • Fort Lee’s 1350 Fifteenth Offering Newly Renovated Apartments with One Month Free [link]
  • Murray Hill Rental Stonehenge 33 Offering 1 Month Free + $1,000 Security Deposits [link]
  • Harlem Apartments Offer One Month Free on 13 Month Lease [link]
  • New Rentals Open in Midwood with One Month Free [link]
  • Now 90% Leased, Astoria Central Offers Two Months Free on Remaining Units [link]

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Images (L to R): VIA 57 West, Leonard Pointe, The Encore, and 550 Kingston Avenue

Architecture, Midtown West, photography, Starchitecture

Danica O. Kus, 625 West 57th Street, Via 57 West, Bjarke Ingels

Photograph © Danica O. Kus

For architectural photographers, Bjarke Ingels‘ self-described “courtscraperVia 57 West is a dream. From its sharp angles and unique tetrahedron design to its winding courtyards and geometric interiors, the 32-story rental offers plenty of artistic shots. A couple months ago, just as the Midtown West project wrapped up construction, Iwan Baan released a set of images that showed new vantages of the central outdoor space and views of how the building fits in with the skyline. Now, ArchDaily shares a collection of photos from Danica O. Kus, these providing never-before-seen looks at Via’s interior spaces–including the lobby, pool, and balconies–as well views of the the building’s public art piece and highly artistic shots of its facade.

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Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Midtown West, photography

On Wednesday, Bjarke Ingels‘ famous rental tetrahedron Via 57 West wrapped up construction, and now that the cranes are down and the shimmering facade panels are all set in place, we can see the building in its true glory. Architectural photographer Iwan Baan wasted no time, releasing a captivating set of images that showcase the half-block-long development from just about every angle, including some incredible aerial shots. First shared by designboom, the photographs provide never-before-seen vantages of the building’s central courtyard, as well as views of how the 32-story building fits in with the skyline.

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Apartment Deals, Friday 5, Starchitecture

Every Friday 6sqft is rounding up five of the best rental deals showcased on CityRealty.com’s newly launched no-fee rentals page, a space where house hunters can find the best concessions being offered by landlords across the city.

No longer are New York’s most distinguished and architecturally avant-garde residential buildings limited to condos and co-ops. With more design-attuned renters on the market, developers are tapping the world’s best architects to make their rental properties stand out. A spate of renowned designers have hit the city’s architectural scene as of late, including of-the-moment starchitect Bjarke Ingels, long-time favorite Robert A.M. Stern, and Pritzker Prize winner Christian de Portzamparc.

While rental prices in these properties are usually higher than average, these buildings provide condo-level finishes, gracious and unique layouts, and all the amenities a renter could wish for. The slowing rental market and the influx of hundreds of new apartments have compelled landlords to offer some short-lived deals and incentives to attract lease-signers. See our list below of the five most stunning new rental buildings that are now offering rental concessions.

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Midtown West, New Developments, Starchitecture

The lucky residents of Bjarke Ingels’ Via 57 West tetrahedron will not only get starchitecture bragging rights and access to the 22,000-square-foot courtyard and amenities such as a swimming pool and gold simulator, but they’ll also have a state-of-the-art, eight-screen movie theater right in the building.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Durst Organization has teamed up with Landmark Theatres, owned by billionaire entrepreneurs Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban of “Shark Tank” fame. The 30,000-square-foot theater will take up residency within the 45,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space in Via, which will also welcome the American Kennel Club’s dog-care center and a location from Livanos Restaurant Group.

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Hell's Kitchen, Midtown West, New Developments, Rentals, Starchitecture

VIA West 57, 625 West 57th Street, Bjarke Ingels, Durst Organization, the pyramid building, NYC starchitecture

Bjarke Ingels’ ever-captivating tetrahedron, officially known as Via 57 West and located at 625 West 57th Street, is set to hit the rental market on March 1st, and ahead of the launch, the Durst Organization has released pricing information, reports Curbed. In total, the flashy building will have 709 apartments, 142 of which are affordable and start at just $565/month. The market-rate units, however, will be considerably pricier, with an average asking price of $2,770/month for studios, $3,880 for one-bedrooms, $6,500 for two-bedrooms, $11,000 for three-bedrooms, and a whopping $16,500 for four-bedrooms. Eight listings have already gone live, and they’re offering two months free on a 14-month lease or three months free on a 27-month lease.

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Featured Story

Architecture, building of the year, Features, New Developments

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

By Alyssa Alimurung, Wed, December 9, 2015

6sqft 2015 building of the year

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!

Drumroll please….

Hell's Kitchen, Midtown, New Developments, Rentals, Starchitecture, Video

Earlier today, 6sqft announced that Via, aka BIG’s 57th Street tetrahedron, is the winner of the 2015 Building of the Year competition. What likely made the starchitect-designed rental building such a frontrunner is its unusual shape, rising 460 feet from its site. Since progress has been right on track, it’s easy to forget that the unconventional form yields some unique design and construction challenges. In this video from from Ironworkers Local 580, who set a Gopro up on the crane, we can see the skill required to set the shimmering panels on the slope wall. We also get a very vertigo-inducing view of the building from its apex looking down.

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Hell's Kitchen, Midtown West, New Developments, Rentals, Starchitecture

Bjarke Ingels, VIA 57 West, 625 West 57th Street, NYC affordable housing, NYC starchitecture

Those moving into Bjarke Ingels epic pyramid VIA 57 West next year will have a lot to look forward to. New renderings of the hotly-anticipated construction sited along West 57th Street have just been released (h/t Curbed) alongside a new teaser website inviting visitors “to a special preview” of the building. The new images, which come courtesy of The Durst Organization, reveal bright modern interiors with expansive river views, floor-to-ceiling doors and windows, varying room shapes, individual balconies, and lots of luxe fixtures, finishes and amenities.

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