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Height: Occupied
289.6 m / 950 ft
Height: To Tip
320 m / 1,050 ft
Height: Architectural
320 m / 1,050 ft
53 West 53rd Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Apartments


Official Name 53 West 53rd
Other Names 53W53, Tower Verre, MOMA Tower, Tour de Verre
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City New York City
Street Address & Map 53 West 53rd Street
Postal Code 10019
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2006
Construction Start 2015
Completion 2019
Official Website 53 West 53rd
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Global Ranking #96 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #14 Tallest in North America
National Ranking #14 Tallest in United States
City Ranking #7 Tallest in New York City

Companies Involved

Owner Hines; Goldman Sachs; Pontiac Land Group
Developer Hines
Design Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Architect of Record AAI Architects, P.C.; SLCE Architects
Structural Engineer
Design WSP
MEP Engineer
Design WSP
Main Contractor Lend Lease
Other Consultant
• Building Monitoring Vidaris, Inc.
• Civil Langan Engineering
• Damping GERB Vibration Control Systems, Inc
• Energy Concept Vidaris, Inc.
• Environmental Langan Engineering
Façade Vidaris, Inc.
• Geotechnical Langan Engineering
• Interiors The Office of Thierry W Despont Ltd.
• Land Surveyor Langan Engineering
• Landscape Patrick Blanc
• Marketing Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group; Knightsbridge Strategies
• Roofing Vidaris, Inc.
• Security Kroll Inc
• Sustainability Vidaris, Inc.
Material Supplier
• Cladding Enclos Corp.
• Concrete Ferrara Brothers
• Crane Morrow Equipment Company
• Façade Maintenance Equipment CoxGomyl

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Study Examines Tallest Buildings with Dampers
22 Aug 2018 – CTBUH Research

Skin NY
27 Aug 2015 – Event Report

The Current State of Slender Buildings in NYC
30 Jul 2015 – Event Report


The New Supers: Super-Slender Towers of New York
26 Oct 2015 – Silvian Marcus, WSP Group

Research Papers

The New Supers: Super-Slender Towers of New York
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City

New York: The Ultimate Skyscraper Laboratory
Oct 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue IV

Perspectives on the Skyscraper City
Oct 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue IV

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