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Height: Occupied
271.3 m / 890 ft
 
Height: To Tip
320.1 m / 1,050 ft
Height: Architectural
320.1 m / 1,050 ft
 
53 West 53 Outline
Floors Above Ground
77
Floors Below Ground
2
# of Elevators
6
Top Elevator Speed
7.1 m/s
Tower GFA
67,355 m² / 725,003 ft²
# of Apartments
162

Facts

Official Name 53 West 53
Other Names 53W53, 53 West 53 Above MoMA, MoMA Expansion 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
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #107 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
Architect
Design Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Architect of Record AAI Architects, P.C.; SLCE Architects
Structural Engineer
Design WSP
MEP Engineer
Design WSP
Main Contractor Lendlease Corporation
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

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CTBUH Initiatives Related to 53 West 53

CTBUH Study Examines Tallest Buildings with Dampers
22 Aug 2018, Chicago – CTBUH Research
CTBUH has released a Tall Buildings in Numbers (TBIN) interactive data study on the world's tallest buildings with dampers.
Skin NY
27 Aug 2015, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH New York, in association with the New York Young Professionals Committee hosted an event entitled Skin:NY that focused on high-rise façade design and construction
The Current State of Slender Buildings in NYC
30 Jul 2015, New York City – Event Report
SHoP Architects welcomed a group of architects and engineers for a lively discussion and exchange of ideas about slender buildings.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2019
12 Dec 2019 – CTBUH Journal Paper Report
The year 2019 was remarkable for the tall building industry, with 26 supertall buildings (300 meters or taller) completed, the most in any year. This is the second consecutive year in which this…

Videos

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

Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2019
12 Dec 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2020 Issue I

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

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Papers Related to 53 West 53

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2019
12 Dec 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2020 Issue I; CTBUH Research
The year 2019 was remarkable for the tall building industry, with 26 supertall buildings (300 meters or taller) completed, the most in any year. This is the second…
The New Supers: Super-Slender Towers of New York
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Silvian Marcus, WSP Group
432 Park Avenue, the MoMA Tower and Steinway Tower at 111 West 57th Street are the first of a new generation of supertall buildings in New York City. 432 Park Avenue will…
New York: The Ultimate Skyscraper Laboratory
Oct 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
A timeline of skyscraper completions in New York uncannily resembles the boom and bust cycles of the United States in the 20th and early 21st centuries. The most active…
Perspectives on the Skyscraper City
Oct 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue IV; New York 2015 Conference Special
To commemorate the CTBUH 2015 International Conference, some of the most prominent voices in the New York tall building industry today – all of whom are speaking at the…

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