Floor plans for the Jean Nouvel-designed MoMA tower planned for Midtown reveal that the largest penthouse will be nearly 19 times the size of the smallest staff apartment. Developer Hines disclosed those figures in an application filed last month to sell condominium units at the 1,050-foot structure.
The 82-story structure at 53 West 53rd Street planned for mid-block between Fifth and Sixth avenues will have a total of 442,357 square feet of residential space, composed of 140 residential units that include six penthouse units as well as 30 additional staff quarters on floors 14 through 16, for a total of 170 units, according to the condominium offering plan Hines submitted Aug. 13. As of last week the plan was under review and had not yet been accepted. Hines did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The largest penthouse, PH76 has 7,892 square feet spread over two floors, while the smallest of the staff apartments, unit 1503, has just 417 square feet. That ratio is not as wide as in 432 Park Avenue, where the largest unit at 8,255 square feet is 24 times larger than the smallest staff unit with just 342 square feet. CIM Group and Macklowe Properties are building 432 Park.
The prices were not revealed except for the resident manager’s unit, priced at $3,115 per square foot. That’s more expensive than at 432 Park, where the resident manager’s unit had an original price in 2013 of $3,000 per square foot.
Hines, based in Houston, recently closed on the $85.3 million purchase of air rights that will be used to construct the tower, The Real Deal reported last week.
In contrast to Extell Development’s One57 at 157 West 57th Street, this tower has very few three-bedroom units, although in some instances the floorplans suggest a bedroom could replace a library.
Like many office and residential towers today, the actual number of floors is smaller than the marketed number of floors. The city’s Department of Buildings shows the structure has 73 floors with the highest apartment floor on the 72nd floor. The filing with the AG’s office identifies the tallest floor as 82.
To get to that high a floor, several floors — in this building 41 through 47 — are skipped.
The residential units at 53 West 53rd Street are focused on smaller units, compared with 432 Park and One57.
Among the 140 apartment units for sale (not including the staff units) are 32 one-bedroom apartments, 51 two-bedrooms, 47 three-bedrooms, nine four-bedrooms and two five-bedroom units.
The only five-bedroom units in the building are on the 60th floor with 7,195 square feet, and 61st floor with 7,071 square feet. The largest unit in the building is a three-bedroom duplex, PH76.
In contrast, 432 Park has 99 units for sale but only two are one-bedroom units. In the CIM and Macklowe development, there are 30 two-bedrooms, 40 three-bedrooms, 18 four-bedrooms, three five-bedrooms and six six-bedroom units.
At One57, the bulk of the 94 units have three bedrooms. There are eight one-bedroom units, 20 two-bedroom units, 38 three-bedroom units, 22 four-bedroom units, four five-bedroom units and two six-bedroom units.
For a full list of the units at 53 West 53rd Street, see the chart below:
|Unit||No. bedrooms||No. baths||Size (sf)||Price|