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Bjarke Ingels's Via Finally Unveils Pricing Ahead of Rental Launch

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Apartments in the 709-unit building will begin renting on March 1

Will Femia

Bjarke Ingels's 57th Street tetrahedron has been captivating New Yorkers from the beginning of its rise on the far west side three years ago. Now, nearly finished, the rental building has a new reason to attract attention: the Durst Organization has finally released pricing info for the 709 apartments ahead of their debut on the rental market on March 1.

The development's unique shape necessitated 178 different floorplans for the studio through four-bedroom apartments, meaning few listings are the same. Some studios are alcove studios, and some two-bedrooms have two balconies rather than one. The list goes on. But all apartments in the building have washers and dryers and dishwashers. Even the affordable apartments, which are being filed through a lottery that opened in October 2015, come with the full appliance package.

A model apartment in via. Will Femia.
A model apartment. Will Femia.
Will Femia

Because of the variety of floorplans, Durst delivered pricing info by average cost per unit size. That breaks down as follows: on average, studios will ask $2,770, one-bedrooms will ask $3,880, two-bedrooms will ask $6,500, and three-bedrooms will ask $11,000. The real kicker is the average ask for a four-bedroom, which hovers at $16,500 per month. The long and short of it: if you're thinking about having that fourth kid, think again.

Rents may be high, but the building's amenities explain at least some of the pricing. The building's signature central courtyard will be open to all, with a 22,000-square-foot space that borrows the proportions of Central Park. It will include 50 plant species native to New York. Other amenities include a swimming pool, basketball court, poker room, tot play room, golf simulator, library, and private event dining area.

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The lobby of Via. Will Femia.

Building tours for prospective residents will start on Tuesday, for which interest has already been "extensive," a Durst rep says. Move-ins will start in the second week of March for affordable housing tenants, with market-rate move-ins soon to follow.

625 W 57th St

625 West 57th Street, Manhattan, NY 10019