The supertall skyscraper that is currently under construction in Midtown Manhattan, New York City adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art is considered to be the newest architectural artwork for the wealthy. Officially known as 53W53, the 1,050 feet building has been named after its address at 53 W. 53rd Street. Designed by Pritzker Prize-laureate Jean Nouvel and developed by the real estate company Hines, the 82-story, 750,000-square-foot angular tower will house 139 high-end condominium residences. Though in development since 2006, work on the iconic residential condominium project began in 2014.The building’s unique silhouette along with metal and glass facade is designed to taper with a distinctive spire. While the lower floors will include 36,000 square feet of new exhibition space for MoMA distributed over three floors, the tower will also boast of amenities including breathtaking New York City and Central Park views, spectacular common areas, a high-performance fitness facility including a 65-foot lap pool, and full-time concierge service.The latest to surface about the MoMA tower are the floor plans for three units along with updated pricing details. Genuine deep-pocketed buyers can note that a 55th-floor three-bedroom, three-and-half-bathroom totaling 3,846 square feet is asking $21.7 million. While a smaller 55th-floor three-bed apartment at 3,317 square feet is priced at $14.42 million.
Located at 72nd floor, the 4,362 square feet duplex is home to the same number of bedrooms and bathrooms over a larger area and is listed at $39.2 million. The largest and of course the most expensive of the lot, at the moment, is a 6,786-square-foot four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom on the 63rd floor with a price tag of $50.9 million. The top two floors, 81st and 82nd, is expected to house a duplex penthouse with an asking price of over $70 million.The official 53W53 site however keeps its discreet and just claims that the one-bedrooms start at $3 million, the two-bedrooms at $7 million and the three-bedrooms at $8 million.
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