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Hines releases new images of Nouvel’s tapered tower at 53 West 53rd

New images have been release of the Jean Nouvel-designed 53 West 53rd Street skyscraper.

Hines, together with development partners Goldman Sachs Investment Group and Singapore-based Pontiac Land Group, announced the opening of the first model residence at the tapered, 1,050 ft. condo adjacent to The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

The 36th floor residence is designed by André Fu and his Hong Kong based design studio AFSO, who are behind some of the world’s most luxurious hotels and restaurants. Boasting southern and eastern exposures, the 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom residence spans 2,039 square feet of living space and is priced at $6,475,000.

Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Nouvel with interior architecture by Thierry Despont, 53 West 53 features 145 residences rangingfrom one- to five-bedrooms, including full floor homes and duplex penthouses with private elevators.

The building’s tapering design and Nouvel’s signature exposed structural system, known as the diagrid, means that the layout of each residence is completely unique.

“53 West 53 is an architectural masterpiece,” said David Penick, Managing Director at Hines. “We commissioned André Fu to design our first model residence because his modernist sensibilities complement Jean Nouvel’s completely unique architecture.”

Fu is responsible for the interiors of some of the world’s most celebrated spaces including the St. Regis Hotel in Hong Kong, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, Berkeley Hotel in London and Villa la Coste in Aix-en-Provence.

Born and based in Hong Kong and educated at Cambridge, he shot to acclaim designing the Upper House in Hong Kong and was named Designer of the Year by Maison & Objet Asia in 2016.

The 53 West 53 residence is his first foray into the North American market and only opportunity to purchase a new condominium residence in New York with interiors designed by Fu.

Fu collaborated with French gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin to curate key artworks showcased throughout the home. New pieces from the Andre Fu Living collection, that recently debuted at Milan’s Furniture Fair, are featured throughout the space. The collection is inspired by Fu’s childhood memories of memorable places and different cultures that informed Fu’s distinct aesthetic. The furniture pieces complement the residence’s unique architecture with a palette of stained grey oak and anodized bronze, highlighted with subtle accents of dusty burgundy and mineral blue.

53 West 53 has the unique distinction of being integrated into MoMA’s urban campus. Three new gallery levels will be created within the base of the building, each accessed from and connected with the museum’s existing exhibition spaces. Residents will receive deeded memberships at MoMA, which include the potential for the building to host private events in the museum’s iconic Sculpture Garden.

Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is the exclusive agent for the property.

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