Flows Two Ways

PrizeShortlist in Sculpture
ArtistStephen Glassman Studio
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An eight-story public sculpture that complements the main entry of Bjarke Ingels Group’s inaugural North American skyscraper— the VIA tetrahedron — on Manhattan’s w57th Street overlooking the Hudson River. The Hudson is more than just a waterway and tidal estuary — it shapes Manhattan. FLOWS TWO WAYS refers to two forces that are separate yet connected. The massive, architecturally-integrated sculptural façade at West 57th has demanded fine-tuned collaboration with the owner/developer, multiple architects, façade and structural engineers, marketing and way-finding specialists, builders and fabricators — further erasing the edges of art and architecture.