VIA 57 West

New York, NY

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  • Owner/Developer

    Durst Fetner

  • Architect


  • Engineer

    Thornton Tomasetti

  • Façade Consultant

    Israel Berger & Associates

  • GC

    Hunter Roberts Construction Group

  • Completion


  • Building Type


  • Program

    39 stories (467ft), 861,113 sqft

  • Façade Area

    Over 515,200 total square feet of facade, including 353,000 sqft of curtainwall and windowall, a 110,000 sqft double curved stainless steel slope wall, 50,000 sqft of GFRC, 2,200 sqft of aluminum panel

  • Glass

    Typical Vision: 1” insulated: ¼” clear with Solarban 70XL on number two surface, ½” air space, ¼” clear

    Typical Spandrel 1” insulated: ¼” with clear Solarban 70XL on number two surface, ½” air space, ¼” clear with ceramic frit on number four surface





  • Best Tall Building Americas Winner, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, 2016
  • Emporis Skyscraper Award, Emporis, 2016
  • Excellence in Residential Design Innovation, Society of American Registered Architects: New York Council, 2016


Bjarke Ingels’ inaugural New York project uses a double-curved form to blend itself amongst the low-rise structures to the south and high-rise towers to the north and west. Three of the building’s corners remain just above street level, while the fourth rises to a 467 foot peak. In doing so, it combines a traditional European perimeter block with Manhattan high-rise. The structure is punctured by a full height courtyard to maintain views of the adjacent Hudson Park and river below, and maximize each unit’s access to natural daylight.

Enclos provided comprehensive design/assist-design/build services for the north elevation’s fishbone patterned curtainwall system, south facing unitized stainless steel sloped wall system, and east/west custom curtainwall systems. The building’s north and east elevations include 190,000 square feet of curtainwall. The south facing slope wall consists of a 110,000 square foot stainless steel clad unitized system. The Advanced Technology Studio of Enclos conducted simulated tests to optimize a custom gutter system capable of controlling water drainage and snow runoff for the sloped structure. The integrated courtyard consists of 130,000 square feet of curtainwall and window wall systems perforated by terraces.

Enclos put its global supply chain to work by fabricating extrusions and assembling curtainwall in Barranquilla, Columbia. The project’s unitized sloped wall was fabricated and assembled at an Enclos facility in Richmond, Virginia utilizing advanced metrology technologies.

Photos © Tom Dobbins / Enclos