Jean Nouvel's MoMA Tower has been one of the most anticipated projects slated for New York City for over a decade. Although construction only started earlier this year, murmurs that the apartments would not be listed publicly squashed all dreams of gratuitous looks into 53W53until now. This afternoon, nine of the 1,050-foot tower's 139 apartments showed up on the market, flaunting a few never-before-seen renderings, floorplans, and asks between $3.17 million and $50.9 million. It's like Christmas in September; this is quite the haul.
Thierry Despont, who's also behind the awaited Woolworth Building condos, is handling the building's interiors. Of course they're luxurious: kitchens will have custom Molteni cabinetry, statuary marble countertops and backlit backsplash, and Miele and Sub-Zero appliances; master bathrooms will have Dornbracht fixtures and heated Verona limestone slab floors, and Noir St. Laurent marble and Peruvian golden travertine feature walls; the apartments will have 4-inch solid American oak floors throughout.
The 139 condos won't only come with bragging rights to one of the city's most well-known addresses, but residents will also be given a complimentary Benefactor W53 membership to the Museum of Modern Art which includes benefits like unlimited free admission, and access to preview events, screenings, and small, private curatorial talks. (The membership can also be purchased for $3,000 a year, which seems like chump change compared to the ask of the condos.)
· Listings: 53 West 53rd Street [Corcoran via StreetEasy]
· All 53W53 coverage [Curbed]