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