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Jean Nouvel’s 53W53 Passes 50th Floor, Midtown

The new tapering tower from Jean Nouvel has reached its fiftieth floor and is already beginning to peek above the skyscrapers around it. Upon completion in 2018, 53W53 will stand 82 stories tall and be home to 145 luxury condos with exquisite views of Central Park and Downtown Manhattan. The facade features Nouvel’s signature diagrid design, which uses steel beams to create an exoskeleton that blurs the line between the structural and aesthetic aspects of construction.

New Renderings Have Been Released for Jean Nouvel's Latest New York Skyscraper

The newest rendering of 53W53 features the tower stretching toward the sky, a fitting angle for the 1,050-foot-tall structure. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, 53W53 represents a striking addition to Manhattan’s skyline. The tower has a tapering silhouette, and its facade is crisscrossed by metal beams that make up Nouvel’s signature diagrid design, an exposed structural system akin to an exoskeleton. 53W53 will be home to 145 luxury residences and three floors of The Museum of Modern Art’s collection.

Jean Nouvel’s MoMA Supertall is More Than Halfway to Its Apex

The eyes of the art and architecture worlds are fixed upon 53W53, Jean Nouvel’s latest masterpiece, which has reached half of its eventual height. The tower rising at 53 West 53rd Street is a striking supertall residential building overlooking Central Park and will house part of The Museum of Modern Art’s collection within its walls. 53W53’s signature diagrid is already taking shape, revealing a preview of what will eventually be one of Midtown Manhattan’s iconic architectural elements.

In New Condos, Art Is Now a Crucial Part of the Deal

While many luxury Manhattan condo buildings display a piece of fine art in their lobbies, only 53W53 contains three floors of gallery space. The Museum of Modern Art will house three floors of its collection on the lower levels of 53W53, the new Jean Nouvel-designed tower that looks out over Central Park. Keys to the building’s 145 condos come with special Benefactor memberships to The Museum, which grant residents early access to exhibits.

A Blueprint for Seduction (53W53)

The residences inside 53W53 are works of art, which is fitting for a tower that rises above The Museum of Modern Art. The beautiful interiors are by The Office of Thierry Despont, whose refined modernist eye comes through in everything from the proportions of rooms to the custom glass cabinetry found in each residence. No two of these 145 luxury Midtown condos are the same because the tower’s distinctive, tapering shape gives each a unique layout. And residents will have special access to The Museum of Modern Art, courtesy of the Benefactor-level membership that comes with each home.

Jean Nouvel’s MoMA tower continues its rise, a new Midtown condo takes shape, and more

Jean Nouvel’s soon-to-be-iconic building at 53W53 is rising to its striking 1,050-foot height at a steady pace. The 82-floor tower will be home to 145 new luxury Manhattan condos, a restaurant, and The Museum of Modern Art. Each residence will feature a unique layout and window arrangement, thanks to Nouvel’s signature diagrid design—a metal and glass façade that crisscrosses the building’s exterior and provides its tapering form.

NYC&G’s Apartment Art Tour

Manhattan is home to the world’s finest museums, and lucky residents of Jean Nouvel’s new residential tower will enjoy access to The Museum of Modern Art. 53W53 is connected to the museum, will host part of its collection on its lower floors, and will provide residents with a Benefactor-level museum membership. The tower itself is a work of art, featuring Jean Nouvel’s signature diagrid metal façade and tapering sculptural form.

Construction Update: 53 W 53

As construction continues at 53W53, the Jean Nouvel-designed tower’s signature diagrid façade is beginning to truly take shape. Its crisscrossing concrete columns are structured in such a way that, in combination with the building’s tapering frame, they make each floor’s layout unique; in fact, no two residences have exactly the same floor plan. The building will be home to 145 luxury condominiums ranging in size from one to five bedrooms, maxing out with the palatial 7,892-square-foot duplex penthouse.

Want a Bit of Culture With that Condo?

When giving directions to their homes at 53W53, residents will simply be able to say, “Go to The Museum of Modern Art, and you’ll be there.” The Jean Nouvel-designed tower is adjacent to MoMA, and it will house three floors of its collection below 145 super-luxury Manhattan residences. Residents of these exclusive condominiums, which feature unique layouts and panoramic Central Park views, will receive special Benefactor-level memberships to The Museum of Modern Art that include early-hours access and invitations to private exhibition previews.

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World-renowned architect Jean Nouvel has created a work of art in 53W53, the 1,050-foot-tall tower rising above The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). When complete, the geometrically patterned building will be home to 145 luxury residences, which will feature spectacular Manhattan views, as well as interiors custom-designed by Thierry Despont.