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Peek at Jean Nouvel's MoMA Tower After a Decade in Progress

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The Midtown tower designed by French starchitect Jean Nouvel has been in the works since 2006. At long last, sales are set to launch next week, with the cheapest units in the 139-condo building asking $3 million, and the most expensive—a duplex penthouse on the 81st and 82nd floors—angling to ask at least $70 million. (A price that almost seems cheap by today's pricey penthouse standards, given that it's less than half of the Sony Building's planned offering.)

Bloomberg has an interview with Nouvel and interior architect Thierry Despont that is shot in the buildings sales gallery, which includes both an awesome model of the distinctly geometric facade surrounded by neighboring towers rendered in clear material, as well as looks at a furnished model unit. All the world had seen thus far of the 1,050-foot-tall structure is one interior rendering and some floorplans, so this is a big deal. "It's my first skyscraper here," Nouvel said, "and for me, it's a very, very important project."

And here's the Bloomberg video:

· Inside New York's Newest Architectural Masterpiece for the Mega-Rich [Bloomberg]
· Floorplans, Details Revealed For the Supertall MoMA Tower [Curbed]
· Jean Nouvel's Supertall MoMA Tower To Launch This Spring [Curbed]
· Finally, A Glimpse Inside Jean Nouvel's Supertall MoMA Tower [Curbed]
· The 41 New Developments Hitting The Market This Spring [Curbed]
· All 53 West 53rd Street coverage [Curbed]

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