Jean Nouvel’s MoMA Tower is getting the first of its intricate, diagrid skin

Posted On Thu, October 20, 2016 By

Posted On Thu, October 20, 2016 By In condos, Construction Update, Midtown West, New Developments, Starchitecture

News at starchitect Jean Nouvel‘s condominium MoMA Tower (officially called 53W53) has been relatively quiet since units hit the market just over a year ago. But CityRealty brings us an update from the Billionaires’ Row construction site, where the 1,050-foot-tall, tapered tower is currently getting the first of its intricate, diagrid skin, which the architect once said will resemble blood running the veins with its nighttime lighting.

MoMA Tower, 53W53, 53 West 53rd Street, Jean Nouvel, NYC starchitecture

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“The irregular structural pattern of crisscrossing beams,” according to CityRealty, creates a curtain wall made of “non-mirrored glass and painted aluminum elements, and along the tower’s mechanical and ventilation areas, a secondary system of mullions and louvers adds further depth.”

53w53-penthouseThe penthouse

As 6sqft previously reported, the building will offer 145 condominium residences ranging from one-bedrooms to duplex penthouses. Current availabilities include one-bedrooms from $3.15 million, two-bedrooms from $6.555 million, three-bedrooms from $7.655 million, and one four-bedroom for $50.75 million.

MoMA Tower, 53W53, 53 West 53rd Street, Jean Nouvel, NYC starchitecture

MoMA Tower, 53W53, 53 West 53rd Street, Jean Nouvel, NYC starchitecture

MoMA Tower, 53W53, 53 West 53rd Street, Jean Nouvel, NYC starchitecture

MoMA Tower, 53W53, 53 West 53rd Street, Jean Nouvel, NYC starchitecture

The interiors are designed by Thierry Despont and will have four-inch solid American oak floors, custom crown molding, and in-unit washers and dryers. The kitchens boast glass cabinets, marble counters and backsplashes, and high-end appliances. In the bathrooms are Verona limestone floors Noir St. Laurent marble, and Peruvian golden travertine feature walls.

MoMA Tower, 53W53, 53 West 53rd Street, Jean Nouvel, NYC starchitecture

Because of the advanced diagrid structure, Nouvel has said there are, “almost no two similar apartments in the building because on every floor the shape and the layouts are different.”

MoMA Tower, 53W53, 53 West 53rd Street, Jean Nouvel, NYC starchitecture

MoMA Tower, 53W53, 53 West 53rd Street, Jean Nouvel, NYC starchitecture

Amenities include a private dining room, lounge, children’s playroom, wine tasting room, golf simulator, squash court, lobby library, and a wellness center complete with a sauna, steam rooms, massage treatment room, 65-foot lap pool, cold plunge pool, hot tub, and poolside vertical gardens designed by Patrick Blanc. Plus, residents get a complimentary $3,000/year membership to the neighboring Museum of Modern Art.

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View listings for 53W53 on CityRealty.

[Via CityRealty]

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All photos and floorplans courtesy of the Corcoran Group; Construction shots via CityRealty

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