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Old May 12th, 2017, 04:06 PM   #3241
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27 April Update




Southwest corner from 6th Avenue.
Concrete superstructure and curtain wall installation continues on the iconic diagrid of Jean Nouvel's 53W53 tower in Midtown. Planning for the tower, from developers Hines and Pontiac Land Group with financing from Goldman Sachs, began in 2006 and was unveiled to the public in November of 2007. Since then, there has been a height reduction from 1250' down to 1050' and Diller Scofidio + Renfro have been tapped to design the tower's included expansion of MoMA.


Looking up at the southeast corner from West 53rd Street.
The tower's signature identity comes from its diagrid structure, the diagonally criss-crossing of normally vertical concrete columns at the tower's perimeter. Solid metal panels break up the glass of the curtain wall, expressing the diagrid on the tower's fašade.


Northwest corner from 6th Avenue.


Looking up at the north fašade at West 54th Street.


Looking west along East 54th Street.


Close-up of the concrete superstructure at the east fašade.


When completed, the 82-story tower will include 145 residential condo units ranging from one- to five-bedrooms, the largest of which will be a 7,892-square-foot duplex penthouse. The tower's unique shape impacts the design of each unit, ensuring that each has a unique floor plan. Interiors for the apartments and amenites are designed by Thierry Despont.

Sales Gallery


Sales Gallery Signage


Sales gallery entry.














Fašade mock-up.






Operable window located at metal panel.


Close-up of the operable window fašade element.


Living room.


Living/Dining room.


Kitchen.


Kitchen.


Master bedroom.


Master bedroom.


Master bathroom.


Master bathroom.





Architects: Ateliers Jean Nouvel (Design Architect), SLCE (Executive Architect); Interiors: Office of Thierry Despont; Developers: Hines, Pontiac Land Group, and Goldman Sachs; Program: Residential, Retail, Musuem; Location: Midtown, New York, NY; Completion: November 2018.

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Old May 12th, 2017, 07:41 PM   #3242
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Whoa...thanks a lot for those photos!
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Old May 12th, 2017, 08:18 PM   #3243
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Will someone let that guy out of the fishtank already?
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Old May 13th, 2017, 12:24 AM   #3244
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Does anyone know what the large platform is bolted to the side of the building? Looking @ the renderings it doesn't look permanent. My guess is for construction staging but all the photos I'm seeing, nothing is being stored on it. Anyone have any inside info on this?
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Old May 13th, 2017, 12:30 AM   #3245
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The artwork reminds me of Han Solo in Return of the Jedi. (before he unfreezes, ofcourse)

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Architects: Ateliers Jean Nouvel (Design Architect), SLCE (Executive Architect); Interiors: Office of Thierry Despont; Developers: Hines, Pontiac Land Group, and Goldman Sachs; Program: Residential, Retail, Musuem; Location: Midtown, New York, NY; Completion: November 2018.

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Old May 13th, 2017, 03:42 AM   #3246
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This is going to be one of the most spectacular buildings in NYC. If it hadn't suffered from the height reduction I could go as far as saying that either this tower or 111 W57th would have been the best skyscraper in the city.
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Old May 13th, 2017, 06:48 AM   #3247
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Hell if this wasnt cut down it may have been the best designed tower in history. Still may be.
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Old May 13th, 2017, 12:22 PM   #3248
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I cant seem to wrap my head around how a height cut could make a design any less best designed
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Old May 13th, 2017, 03:41 PM   #3249
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Not that it detracts from the design itself, but I think a design this good deserves to have a stronger presence in the skyline
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Old May 13th, 2017, 07:52 PM   #3250
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If it were proposed in the 2010s, it probably wouldn't have received a height cut. Pre 2010 the current supertall boom was a wild dream to us New Yorkers. The only towers set to breach 1000' were a highly controversial 15 Penn Plaza, 80 South Street (with a spire), and the WTC towers. There were other less likely visions like the MSG redevelopment plan which got tossed to the wayside.
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Old May 15th, 2017, 05:02 AM   #3251
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I love it when new buildings get taller than their neighbors. Almost there.
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Was...sort of, hoping, that the cladding would've looked more textured. It still looks great though.
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Was...sort of, hoping, that the cladding would've looked more textured. It still looks great though.
What do you mean?
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What do you mean?
probably something more like John Hancock Center in Chicago. I think the lack of symmetry might have something to do with it. Then again, i know little.





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The buildings around the render don't seem to match the actual buildings that the tower is rising through ...
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The images are flipped. One is from the back one from the front.

My question is about the taller building. The wall now shared with Verre was covered in glass. How do they deal with that? Does that building have to spend millions to remove all the glass from the wall against Vere, and fill it in, or do the occupants get to stare at Verre, literally 10 inches away. I assume that side of Verre is solid concrete. What a view.
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I cant seem to wrap my head around how a height cut could make a design any less best designed
They kept the floorspace, so with the hight cut a redesign came.
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The top has changed a bit:


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From left to right: Latest design; last design (couple of months ago); original design.

Bigger rendering:


I love that the top is darker now.
The pointiness and swinging let the old design look more dynamic which fitted better with the wild crossbracing in my eyes.





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The images are flipped. One is from the back one from the front.

My question is about the taller building. The wall now shared with Verre was covered in glass. How do they deal with that? Does that building have to spend millions to remove all the glass from the wall against Vere, and fill it in, or do the occupants get to stare at Verre, literally 10 inches away. I assume that side of Verre is solid concrete. What a view.
A lot of the windows were already blind. I assume they'll keep the windows at the parts facing Tower Verre directly. Actually not the whole facades are wall to wall, It doesn't seem like it, but there remains a small backyard.


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Old May 16th, 2017, 10:05 PM   #3259
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probably something more like John Hancock Center in Chicago. I think the lack of symmetry might have something to do with it. Then again, i know little.
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The "more textured" part also refers to the covering of the diagonal 'beams'. I was sort of hoping that their surface would've been more 'rusty' like, it would've made the building more artful, not just by rusty steel (but imagine the contrast with the dark glass), plain/orange/brown terracotta would've looked great too. They do look nice in dark grey, but I was thinking that the diagonal 'beams' should've been more prominent, especially if they were sort of pushed out, or forward, to make a better presence when viewed from the outside, just like the case of John Hancock Center in Chicago.

The building looks great, nonetheless.
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Precisely!


The "more textured" part also refers to the covering of the diagonal 'beams'. I was sort of hoping that their surface would've been more 'rusty' like, it would've made the building more artful, not just by rusty steel (but imagine the contrast with the dark glass), plain/orange/brown terracotta would've looked great too. They do look nice in dark grey, but I was thinking that the diagonal 'beams' should've been more prominent, especially if they were sort of pushed out, or forward, to make a better presence when viewed from the outside, just like the case of John Hancock Center in Chicago.

The building looks great, nonetheless.
I agree that more prominent beams wouldve have been more interesting. The older iterations of this design showed what appeared to be more pronounced cross bracing.
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