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53W53 (MoMA Tower)

2021 , New York, NY
Design Architect: Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Client: Hines Interests / Goldman Sachs
Categories: Hotel and Residential
About project
About project

Soaring more than 1,000 feet over mid-town Manhattan, 53W53 provides 160 luxury residences atop the Museum of Modern Art

Designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, 53W53 creates a unique silhouette that pays homage to the classic towers that shaped the New York skyline, while creating a paradigm for the skyscraper of the future. The innovative exposed structural system — the diagrid — gives the facades of the tower a distinctly angular rhythm, which, when combined with floor-to-ceiling windows, creates a unique architectural context through which to view Central Park and the Manhattan skyline.

The sweeping 82-story, 750,000 square foot tower houses 160 high-end condominium residences. The tower includes an extensive package of amenities including a high-performance fitness facility, a 65-foot lap pool, wine room, private library, park view formal dining, and full-time concierge service.

The building’s lower floors include more than 50,000 square feet of new exhibition space for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) distributed over three floors.


Location: New York, NY
Design Architect: Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Architect of Record: AAI Architects, P.C.
Client: Hines Interests / Goldman Sachs
Size: 750,000 sf / 69,675 sm
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Residential High-Rise
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Indoor Pool
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Children's Area
Completion: 2021



ENR New York's 2020 Best Project (Residential/Hospitality Best Project)


CTBUH Award of Excellence - Best Tall Building 300-399 meters