A Tale of 3 Ultra-Luxe Manhattan Condominiums

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These Manhattan new constructions push the envelope in terms of luxury living by offering top of the line amenities and the latest in ritzy finishes.

MoMA Tower at 53 West 53rd Street

Dubbed 53W53, MoMA Tower is expected to be completed in November 2018, YIMBY reports. Excavation work for this highly anticipated Manhattan new construction began in March. The 1,050-foot building in Midtown was designed by Jean Nouvel and developed by Hines. The facade of the tower features a web of diagonal concrete beams, tapering the building at the top. The duplex penthouse is already listed for $70 million, with prices starting at $3 million. From next door, MoMA will expand its galleries to the bottom three floors of the residential building; an update since originally the gallery was supposed to expand to floors two through five. “It’s a very attractive location adjoining the Museum of Modern Art. We always knew that it would be high end,” said David Penick, the managing director for Hines. Starting on the 48th floor, the residences will have unobstructed views of Central Park. Other amenities will include a movie theater, private dining room overlooking Central Park, and temperature-controlled wine vaults.

20 East End Avenue

A new construction designed by Robert A.M. Stern is rising in the Upper East Side, according to YIMBY. Sales at 20 East End Avenue launched in January and 30 percent of the residences in the condominium are already sold, though completion isn’t expected until summer 2016. Stern aims to reinterpret classic pre-war through the facade; the two-story base is set in pale Indiana limestone. The entrance is gated with a European style porte-cochere. Amenities include a library, billiards room, fitness center with a spa, children’s game room, wine cellar and terrace spaces. The kitchens will be finished with Brazilian granite countertops, white oak with a deep walnut floors and state-of-the-art appliances.

Walker Tower at 212 West 18th Street

The Walker Tower penthouse in Chelsea is back on the market! When it sold last year for $50.9 million it set a sales record; now it’s back on the market for $70 million, according to The Real Deal. The building was converted to a condominium in 2012 and named after and designed by Ralph Thomas Walker, an Art Deco-style architect. Walker is also responsible for designing 100 Barclay Street. Residents at Walker Tower have access to the health club, roof deck, children’s playroom and lounge area. Other amenities include concierge, a full-time doorman and bicycle room. “It’s a real special one, and I’m not saying that just because of the price point,” Kamali Chandler of Sotheby’s International Realty told The Real Deal. “You walk in there and it’s worth every dollar.”