At 82 stories and 505,000 square feet, 53W53 is a 1,050-foot-high tower adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown Manhattan. It is programmed to be a mixed-use building that will include a three-story, 50,000-square-foot expansion to the museum’s galleries and 120 luxury condominium units with interiors designed by The Office of Thierry Despont.
The building’s massing follows closely the zoning envelope of midtown Manhattan, and its façade expresses the structural bracing required to withstand wind loads. According to the building’s design architect, Jean Nouvel, its sculpted shape was inspired by human fingers; its innovative “diagrid” structure soars into the sky. The tower will include an extensive package of amenities including breathtaking New York City and Central Park views, spectacular common areas, and a high-performance fitness facility including a 65-foot lap pool.