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Jean Nouvel’s 53rd Street tower PH units revealed: PHOTOS

82-story structure to have over 442K sf of residential space, composed of 140 residential units

September 22, 2014 02:10PM
By Adam Pincus

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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:

UnitNo. bedroomsNo. bathsSize (sf)Price
1401111,117
140201621
140301467
140501519
140601494
140701648
1501111080
150201649
150301415
150501457
150601442
1507111,022
150801642
150901436
151011668
151132.51852$5,770,000
1601111008
160201655
160301456
160501539
160601448
160711980
160801443
160901644
161001441
161101450
161201481
161501471
161601537
161701700
17A22.52,462
17B33.52,584
17C11.51,428
17D22.52,730
17E11.51,512
17F11.51,423
18A22.52,603
18B22.52,792
18C11.51,428
18D22.52,770
18E11.51,550
18F11.51,451
19A22.52,370
19B22.52,359
19C11.51,428
19D22.52,690
19E11.51,474
19F11.51,394
20A22.52,312
20B22.52,104
20C11.51,428
20D22.52,650
20E11.51,436
20F11.51,365
21A22.52,410
21B12.51,770
21C11.51,546
21D22.52,610
21E11.51,398
21F11.51,336
22A33.53,663
22C11.51,591
22D11.52,607
22E11.51,360
22F11.51,334
23A22.53,345
23C11.51,619
23D22.52,530
23E11.51,322
23F11.51,279
24A22.53,131
24C11.51,619
24D22.52,490
24E11.51,284
24F11.51,250
25A22.53,110
25C11.51,550
25D22.52,450
25E11.51,247
25F11.51,221
26A11.51,817
26B22.52,482
26C22.52,178
26D33.52,830
27A11.51,771
27B22.52,301
27C22.52,136
27D33.52,761
28A22.52,073
28B-DUPLEX22.52,932
28C22.52,121
28D33.52,676
29A22.51,987
29C22.52,068
29D33.52,611
30A22.53,628
30B33.53,794
31A22.53,558
31B33.53,768
32A22.53,204
32B22.52,051
32C33.52,543
33A22.53,139
33B22.52,051
33C33.52,543
34A22.53,112
34B22.52,045
34C33.52,506
35A22.53,065
35B22.52,042
35C33.52,488
36A22.53,020
36B22.52,039
36C33.52,469
37A22.52,975
37B22.52,036
37C33.52,451
38A22.52,930
38B22.52,033
38C33.52,432
39A22.52,884
39B22.52,029
39C33.52,413
40A22.52,838
40B22.52,027
40C33.52,396
48A33.53,809
48B33.53,484
49A33.53,780
49B33.53,445
50A33.53,952
50B33.53,427
51A33.53,929
51B33.53,404
52A33.53,910
52B33.53,383
53A33.53,889
53B33.53,360
54A33.53,867
54B33.53,339
55A33.53,846
55B33.53,317
56A33.53,825
56B33.53,296
57A33.53,803
57B33.53,273
58A33.53,782
58B33.53,251
59A33.53,762
59B33.53,230
6055.57,195
6155.57,071
6244.56,954
6344.56,786
6444.56,617
6544.56,448
6644.56,279
6744.56,110
6844.55,938
6944.55,772
7033.55,601
7133.55,432
72A DUPLEX43.54,362
72B DUPLEX33.54,216
PH7422.54,927
PH7522.54,599
PH76 DUPLEX33.57,892
PH78 DUPLEX 33.57,375
PH8012.53,927
PH8222.56,643
RESIDENTIAL TOTAL 442,357
Retail unit8,389
MoMa unit73,589
NON-RESIDENTIAL TOTAL81,978
GRAND TOTAL524,335

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