jean nouvel's 53W53 skyscraper breaks ground in new york
 
jean nouvel's 53W53 skyscraper breaks ground in new york
oct 23, 2015

jean nouvel's 53W53 skyscraper breaks ground in new york


just steps from new york’s fifth avenue, construction work has finally begun on jean nouvel’s much-anticipated 53W53 skyscraper. soaring above the museum of modern art (MoMA), the primarily residential tower will climb to a total height of 1,050 feet (320 meters), comparable in terms of scale to the art-deco influenced chrysler building.

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the residential tower will climb to a total height of 1,050 feet (320 meters)
all images courtesy of 53W53

 

 

the building boasts a striking façade, with multiple tapered surfaces creating a distinctive silhouette as part of the rapidly changing new york skyline. the exposed structural system, referred to as the ‘diagrid’, offers the tower an angular rhythm that remains evident within each of the scheme’s 139 private apartments.

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the building is comparable in terms of scale to the art-deco influenced chrysler building

 

 

interior spaces have been designed by architect thierry despont, who has previously completed a number of similarly high profile schemes. each of the tower’s residences, which range from one-bedroom homes to duplex penthouses, incorporates integrated lighting designs and fully bespoke kitchens and bathrooms, as well as furniture-grade mahogany doors with custom designed bronze hardware. individual units are available starting at $3 million USD.

 

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the project’s interior spaces have been designed by thierry despont

 

 

residents of 53W53 will receive title to a unique benefactor W53 membership at MoMA, as well as a host of other luxury amenities. 24 hour doormen and concierge services are provided, alongside the opportunity for formal dining in a lounge overlooking central park. a wellness center includes saunas and steam rooms, while a vertical garden designed by patrick blanc overlooks a 65-foot lap pool. other amenities include: a children’s playroom, a wine tasting area, a golf simulator, a lobby library with fireplace, and a pet walking service. 

 

a targeted completion date for 53W53 has been set for 2018. see designboom’s previous coverage of the project here.

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the façade’s angular rhythm remains evident within each of the 139 private apartments

atelier jean nouvel 53w53 skyscraper moma tower new york  designboomluxury bathrooms overlook the city skyline

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a vertical garden designed by patrick blanc overlooks a 65-foot lap pool

atelier jean nouvel 53w53 skyscraper moma tower new york  designboomthe on-site wellness center

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a lobby library with fireplace is also provided

atelier jean nouvel 53w53 skyscraper moma tower new york  designbooman intimate area for wine tasting 

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a targeted completion date for 53W53 has been set for 2018

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construction photo taken in early 2016
image by giles ashford

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see more construction images in the gallery below
image by giles ashford

 

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