Officially known as 53W53 and located a few blocks from Billionaires’ Row on West 57th Street, the Post has uncovered and released information on three floor plans that includes two on the 55th floor; one is a 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, which comes with a price tag of $21.7M, and another that is slightly smaller and carries the same number of bed and bathrooms is priced at $14.42M. The last is a 72nd floor 3-bed, 3-bathroom duplex, which will ask $39.2M.
The building’s website gives a very general idea of what the asking price will be depending on the number of bedrooms but the Post’s lengthy research has given some clarity to that as well: Floors in the 20s that have one-bedrooms will range from $2.97M to $5.52M, two-bedrooms from the 18th–23rd floors will ask $6.73M to $10.95M, and three-bedrooms will be as low as $7.68M shooting up to the noted $39.2M duplex.
(Two others worth mention: a four-bedroom priced at $50.9M, and an 81st floor duplex penthouse which may ask, at minimum, $70M.)
Naturally, the tower is expected to have some ultra-luxe amenities to top off those stunning floor plans.
Here’s a rundown of some of the building’s known features:
- MoMA will create new gallery spaces occupying the second, fourth,and fifth floors of the tower. (Special membership to MoMA will be a residency perk at the tower.)
- There will be a lounge with Central Park views. (Unobstructed views of the park from condos will begin at the 48th floor.)
- Other amenities include a lobby library, a wine cave, and a 65-foot lap pool.
Architect Jean Nouvel currently has another major project on tap. He’s been hired by Soho Properties chief Sharif El-Gamal to design an Islamic cultural center, museum, and sanctuary along with a public plaza and green space at 51 Park Plaza, which will be treated as one entity alongside planned condos at 45 Park Place.
With construction starting earlier this year, 53W53 isn’t slated to be complete until 2018. The much anticipated skyscraper development, expected to be just 200 feet shy of meeting the Empire State Building, will be Nouvel’s first in New York City.