53 West 53, designed by the renowned French architect Jean Nouvel and with interiors by Thierry Despont, is a standout addition to New York City's skyline, located above the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). This 77-story building, rising to 1,049 feet, is characterized by its unique diagrid facade, which not only contributes to its striking appearance but also supports the structure, allowing for more open interior spaces. This design approach has made 53 West 53 one of the city's tallest buildings, as of November 2019, and an architectural marvel that blends seamlessly with its cultural and historic surroundings.
The building offers 145 luxurious condominium residences that feature floor-to-ceiling windows, designed to minimize noise and maximize views. The interiors, crafted by Thierry Despont, showcase Carrara marble in the kitchens, quarried and finished in Italy, embodying a modern yet timeless elegance. Duplex penthouses in the building boast private elevator service, adding an extra layer of exclusivity and convenience for residents.
Residents of 53 West 53 enjoy a host of amenities, including Benefactor membership privileges to MoMA, which allows unprecedented access to the museum's iconic sculpture garden. The building also features a lounge and private dining area, a state-of-the-art theater, a golf simulator, temperature-controlled wine vaults, and a 65-foot lap pool among its extensive offerings. This combination of design, luxury, and cultural integration makes 53 West 53 not just a place to live but a comprehensive cultural experience.