VIA 57 West (marketed as VIΛ 57WEST) is the name of a residential building designed by the Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group.
The pyramid shaped tower block or "tetrahedron" rises 467 ft (142 m) and 35 stories tall and is located on West 57th Street in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, New York City.
The name was chosen "because the southbound West Side Highway slopes down as drivers enter the city, right at the spot where the building is situated", serving as an entrance to Manhattan "via 57th".
The 709-unit building resembles a distorted pyramid with a steeply sloped facade,
There are dozens of terraces, which provide the apartments inside with floor-to-ceiling windows. A courtyard cutaway—part of the roof is basically scooped out in order to catch sunlight and views —means lots of the residents in units on the east end of the building will face the same sunset over the Hudson River as their neighbors to the west.