DATE: 2016
LOCATION: West 57 Street NY, NY
CLIENT: The Durst Organization
MEDIUM: aluminum
SIZE: 56 ft x 60 ft

Developed over 20 months and installed in late 2016, Stephen Glassman Studio designed and built the eight-story public sculpture for The Durst Organization's 57 West superblock development overlooking the Hudson River In New York City. 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, a duality that generates abundant life force. The sculpture is a conversation — between people, buildings, river, earth and sky. 

Commissioned to complement the main entry of superstar architect Bjarke Ingels’s inaugural North American skyscraper, FLOWS TWO WAYS re-imagines sculpture and façade, further blurring the edges of art and architecture. It was heralded by the Architect's Newspaper as “the most innovative New York City wall work in nearly fifty years.”



Artist: Stephen Glassman
Lead Designer: Freesia Torres
Project Director: Aaron Slavin

Owner | Developer: The Durst Organization

VIA Architect: Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

57 West Architects: Studio V, FXFowle, Darius Toraby Associates, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners

Structural Engineers: Ove Arup & Partners, Severud Associates

Fabrication: Milgo/Bufkin NYC

Fabrication Design Consultant: La Paloma Fine Arts, Los Angeles

Studio Design Associates: Catherine Menard, Ryan Eckstrom, Ed Henry, Rosa Tsaihua Lee, Shawn Rassekh, Jackie Salazar McCallion

Special Thanks to Steinberg Hart Architects