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    Now, with all the 57th Street development, is this going to just get lost in the sauce? When proposed it was interesting. Now it's just one of the crowd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBMW View Post
    Now, with all the 57th Street development, is this going to just get lost in the sauce? When proposed it was interesting. Now it's just one of the crowd.
    You're just trying to rile up LL.

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    This tower is a gift to NYC.

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    I'm reserving my judgement on that until it's done. There are about a million ways that it could be screwed up before being completed, and that's ignoring that it's already been shortened.

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    Okay, to be specific, I'm not saying it's not going to be a good looking building. But with the coming crowd of thousand plus footers sprouting along the 57th Street corridor, is it really going to stand out on the skyline? It's not going to be the tallest.

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    You're just trying to rile up LL.

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    It's not going to be the tallest.
    But it wont be just another glassy box either, that alone will help to make it stand out.

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    It is by far the best designed and most striking tower.

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    Hi, Alonzo.

    When are you coming to NY?

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    Hi LL,

    Apologies I have already been and gone! I was flat out busy so I couldn't get in touch. The city looks great!

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    No prob., mate. NYC has improved, but in 5 years when all of these projects have been built, it will be surreal. It's amazing to see how many huge towers are rising, considering that not long ago, 750' was the de facto height limit for new towers and only a handful of towers (BoA, Ghery, Trump) surpassed it.

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    I'll definitely be visiting again in a few years! NYC has definitely improved!!

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    One of the few non square-tops, definitely a nice addition.

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    Feel free to shoot me down in flames, but YUCK!

    Those diagonal beams are just horrible and the rest of them are way too "chunky industrial" IMO.

    Looks OK from the outside (opposite of 432 Park).

    More Looks at Jean Nouvel's 'Gracefully Tapered' MoMA Tower

    June 12, 2015, by Jessica Dailey

    New York has been watching and waiting for the supertall MoMA Tower by starchitect Jean Nouvel for nearly a decade, and it's now finally underway, but don't expect a traditional sales launch. The development's full website is now live, and that usually means listings are live, too, but the marketing team tells us that they will not publicly be listing availability for the 139 condos. The website only says that one-bedrooms will start at $3 million, two-bedrooms at $7 million, and three-bedrooms at $8 million. For full and half-floor units, it says "pricing is available upon request," but the research team at BuzzBuzzHome previously uncovered pricing for 16 units, including a four-bedroom asking $50.9 million. So what doe the website offer if it doesn't have listings? New renderings and some flowery babble about the 1,050-foot-tall building's design.

    As expected, the website doesn't hold back on lavishing praise on the building: "53W53 is the most architecturally significant addition to the New York skyline in recent years. A gracefully tapered, 1,050-foot-high tower rising above The Museum of Modern Art, 53W53 represents a bold artistic and technical achievement by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel."

    The site continues: "The architecture of 53W53 embraces a decidedly modern point of view. Its innovative exposed structural system, known as the diagrid, gives the facades of Nouvel's tower a distinctly angular rhythm, which, when combined with floor-to-ceiling windows, creates a unique architectural context through which to view Central Park and the Manhattan skyline."

    Thierry Despont created the interiors.

    From the website: "Each of the tower’s residences, which range from one-bedroom homes to duplex penthouses with private elevators, and full-floor dwellings, is imbued with the gracious proportions and attention to detail evident in all of Despont’s private home commissions. The architect’s expert touch comprises lighting designs and fully bespoke kitchens and bathrooms, as well as elegantly crafted furniture-grade mahogany doors with custom designed bronze hardware inspired by the tower’s distinctive silhouette."

    The cheapest unit uncovered by BuzzBuzzHome is a 1,428-square-foot one-bedroom, 1.5-bath asking $3.18 million on the 20th floor. The least expensive two-bedroom, on the 31st floor, wants $10.95 million for its 3,558 square feet. On the 28th floor, a $7.685 million three-bedroom has 3.5 bathrooms and 2,691 square feet.

    The first look at the bathrooms.

    They have an unusual design for the dual vanity.

    In addition to in-house amenities including a pool, fitness center, formal dining room, wine tasting room, and a library, all residents will receive "a unique Benefactor W53 membership at MoMA, affording many substantial museum benefits and privileges."

    53W53 [official]

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