We got a peek inside the starchitect-designed luxury apartments that are dramatically changing New York City's skyline


VIA 57West Building Exterior

Courtesy of Via 57West

A view of Via 57 West from the Hudson River.

Via 57 West, a luxury residential building designed by star Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, is changing the Manhattan skyline. The unique pyramid-like building, with a 22,000-square-foot sloping courtyard in its center and floor-to-ceiling windows, has been capturing the attention of architecture fans since renderings were first revealed in 2009.


The building, which has a total 709 units, was built with sustainability in mind. The energy-efficient building recycles 60,000 gallons of water a day, and it was built using responsibly forested wood. Not to mention, with 178 different floor plans, there's a fit for any type of living situation.

Starting March 1, the units will be on the rental market - aside from the building's 142 affordable housing units, that is, which range from $565 for a studio to $1,067 for a three-bedroom apartment and were filled via a lottery late last year. Average prices for the market-rate apartments range from $2,770 for a studio to $16,500 a month for a four-bedroom apartment.

Business Insider recently got to peek inside five different units, each with a unique floor plan. We were in awe with what we saw.