New King On The Block­纽约新地标

53W53, a lux­ury condo in New York City by top prop­erty firms and ar­chi­tects, is set to be an ex­cit­ing new land­mark高耸入云的纽约豪华公寓大楼53W53地处曼哈顿商业、艺术、文化和购物区,是纽约未来的瞩目地标。大楼由三大国际企业、顶尖设计师,以及知名艺术博物馆联手打造。

ZbBZ (Singapore) - - CONTENT - TEXT DENNIS NG / 黄少伟

HNew York City's iconic 53W53 Lux­ury Condo will be a 320m-tall sky­scraper with ex­ten­sive in-house ameni­ties and ser­vices that el­e­vate it to that of a mid­town su­per-lux­ury ho­tel. (Photo: 53W53)

ailed as one of the most ex­cit­ing ad­di­tions to New York’s sky­line in years, the up­com­ing 53W53 Man­hat­tan lux­ury condo ad­ja­cent to the Mu­seum of Mod­ern Art (MoMA) is the joint prod­uct of sev­eral heavy­weights.

Known also as the MoMA Ex­pan­sion Tower and 53 West 53rd Street, it is de­vel­oped by global real es­tate con­cern Hines, Sin­ga­pore’s Pon­tiac Land Group and Gold­man Sachs. Other bold-faced names in­volved in turn­ing the project from blue­print to build­ing in­clude top French ar­chi­tects Jean Nou­vel and Thierry De­spont. Pritzker Prize win­ner Nou­vel de­signed the 82-storey sky­scraper, while De­spont is in charge of the in­te­rior de­sign. Nou­vel is the man be­hind sev­eral eye-catch­ing build­ings around the world, such as the Torre Ag­bar in Barcelona, the Doha Tower in Qatar and the DR Kon­certhuset in Copen­hagen. De­spont, on the other hand, has done up in­te­rior spa­ces for the likes of Bill Gates and Calvin Klein.

Nou­vel has cho­sen to use a di­a­grid — a sculp­tural, ex­posed struc­tural sys­tem — for the 320m-tall ta­pered tower that com­prises 145 res­i­den­tial units, gallery space, a restau­rant and a well­ness cen­tre, among other fa­cil­i­ties. Thanks to his clever de­sign, each unit is unique and spa­cious, with stun­ning views of the city sky­line.

Hines’ man­ag­ing di­rec­tor David Penick told ZBBZ in an in­ter­view this is the third time his firm is work­ing with Nou­vel. “He is one of the most tal­ented ar­chi­tects in con­tem­po­rary times and his de­sign style is a per­fect fit for our project,” Penick said. “He de­signs each and ev­ery build­ing based on its sur­round­ings.

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