All photos by Evan Joseph
The private club and wellness center at Jean Nouvel’s residential tower in Midtown West is a work of art. New images of the lavish full-floor space at 53 West 53, which rises adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art, were released this week, unveiling for the first time the club’s elegant gym, squash court, golf simulator, saunas, and 65-foot lap pool that is surrounded by a green wall made up of 3,500 plants.
Designed by Pritzker Prize-winner and French architect Nouvel, the skyscraper, also known as 53W53 and before that, the MoMA Tower, rises 82 stories and stands 1,050 feet tall. The tower boasts a diagrid structural system, which allows for nearly all of its condominiums to have a unique layout and floor shape.
Nouvel was also responsible for the design of the club, which takes up 15,000 square feet on the building’s 12th floor. Managed by holistic-based lifestyle brand The Wright Fit, the club offers personalized classes and programs for residents.
Taking up an entire floor, the private space has a full gym, separate high- and low-energy fitness studios, a regulation squash court, golf simulator, saunas and steam rooms for men and women, and a spa treatment room.
There’s also a sun-drenched 65-foot lap pool, a cold plunge pool, and a hot tub, all of which are next to a vertical garden designed by French botanist Patrick Blanc. The green wall includes more than 3,500 plants and features a “multi-dimensional texture,” according to a press release.
“When residents enter the Wellness Center, they are transported to a relaxing oasis that evokes luxury at every corner and inspires an overwhelming sense of grounding calmness,” Samantha Sax, chief marketing officer of Pontiac Land U.S., the tower’s developer along with Hines, said.
“Between the unparalleled design and the sheer variety of health and wellness offerings within the 15,000-square-foot, full-floor space, the Wellness Center is a reprieve from daily life and a dedicated venue for self-indulgence and total mind and body wellness.”
Natural light, amazing views, and a mix of fine finishes and materials, including white crystal and matrix stone, complete the space. 53W53 is also the first residential building to offer residents shower and body products from Bulgari, a high-end brand known for its luxurious hotel amenities.
With interiors by renowned designer Thierry Despont, the 82-story tower contains 145 one- to four-bedroom residences and 17 studio and one-bedroom suites, including full-floor homes and duplex penthouses. Current availabilities at the tower range from a $2.7 million one-bedroom to a $64.7 million four-bedroom penthouse, according to CityRealty.
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All photos by Evan Joseph
Neighborhoods : Midtown West