53W53, formerly known as The MoMA Tower and designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Jean Nouvel, has released new construction update photography as work on the tower has reached the 58th floor. 53W53 will top-out at 1,050' on the 82nd floor. Nouvel's futuristic design for the tower features sculptural form which Nouvel refers to as the diagrid, which is progressive yet reminiscent of classic Manhattan skyscrapers. The diagrid incorporates an innovative exposed structural system, which because of the building’s tapering design and sculptural form, the layout of each condominium residence is unique. The residential condominium tower is being developed by Hines, Goldman Sachs Group, Pontiac Land Group and rises above The Museum of Modern Art at 53 West 53rd Street in Midtown Manhattan. The Museum of Modern Art will have three new gallery levels within the base of 53W53 on floors 2, 4 and 5. Owners in 53W53 will receive title to a special Benefactor W53 MoMA membership, affording many substantial museum benefits and privileges.
53W53 features 145 residences which range in size from 1-to-5 bedrooms, including full floor homes and duplex penthouses with private elevators. The tower's interiors were designed by New York-based interior architect Thierry Despont. The 17,000 SF full-floor Wellness Center will include 2 large vertical gardens, designed by French botanist Patrick Blanc, which frame a 65' swimming pool; fitness center, private training area, sauna, steam rooms, golf simulator and squash court, all operated by The Wright Fit; a library, theater, children’s playroom, private storage, and temperature controlled wine vaults available for purchase. Floors 46 and 47 feature a double-height lounge with sweeping views and a separate, private formal dining room overlooking Central Park.