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Saturday, February 08 2020 - 08:24
53 West 53, Jean Nouvel's First Residential Skyscraper In New York City, Announces Immediate Occupancy
NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

Hines, together with Singapore-based Pontiac Land Group and Goldman Sachs 
Investment Group, today announced that closings have commenced at 53 West 53, 
the highly anticipated 1,050-foot-high condominium tower rising above The 
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and residents are now living in the building. 

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Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning French architect Jean Nouvel with interior 
architecture by Thierry Despont, 53 West 53 features 145 residences ranging in 
size from one- to four-bedrooms, including full floor homes and duplex 
penthouses with private elevators. The building's tapering design and Nouvel's 
signature exposed structural system, known as the diagrid, means that the 
layout of each residence is unique. Current listings range from $3.5 million 
for a one-bedroom to $63.82 million for a four-bedroom duplex penthouse.

"Residents and future buyers now have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to live in an 
architectural masterpiece that has truly raised the bar for luxury living in 
Manhattan," said David Penick, Managing Director at Hines.  

Thierry Despont's custom-designed kitchens feature backlit, translucent 
statuary classic marble backsplashes and back-painted white glass cabinetry 
with polished-nickel detailing fabricated in Italy by Molteni & C. Polished 
statuary marble countertops and islands with beveled edges complement 
fully-integrated Sub-Zero refrigerators and Miele ovens and low-profile 
cooktops. Each residence at 53 West 53 features elegantly crafted, 
furniture-grade walnut doors throughout with custom-designed bronze hardware, 
inspired by the tower's distinctive silhouette, and manufactured by E.R. Butler 
& Co. Homes include triple-glazed, floor-to-ceiling windows, which minimize 
exterior noise and temperature variations, and provide acoustical privacy. 

53 West 53 has the unique distinction of being integrated into MoMA's 
architecturally distinguished urban campus. Three new gallery levels are now 
open within the base of the building, each accessed from and connected with the 
museum's existing exhibition spaces. Residents receive deeded memberships at 
MoMA, which include the potential for the building to host private events in 
the museum's iconic Sculpture Garden. 

Impeccably curated amenities, staff and services elevate the living experience 
at 53 West 53. The Wellness Center, operated by The Wright Fit, includes a 
65-foot lap pool, cold-plunge pool and hot tub with elaborate poolside vertical 
gardens designed by noted French botanist Patrick Blanc, as well as a 
regulation squash court. Floors 46 and 47 feature a double-height lounge with 
sweeping views and a private formal dining room overlooking Central Park. 
Residents also enjoy in-home private-dining service from the in-building 
restaurant. Other amenities include a library, a double-height Oenology suite 
for wine tasting, temperature-controlled wine storage vaults available for 
purchase, a private screening room, children's playroom, and private storage 
available for purchase.  The building's 24-hour staffed lobby, designed in a 
palette of cerused oak, marbles, alabaster, bronze and gold leaf, features 
private entrances on both 53rd and 54th Streets.

For additional information or to schedule a private appointment, please contact 
Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group at 212.688.5300 or visit  

Media Contact:
Philip Ramirez 

SOURCE:  Hines