A tower designed in 2006 by French Pritzker Prize laureate Jean Nouvel is joining the high-flyer ranks of the New York City skyline. Dubbed 53 W 53 for its location next to the Museum of Modern Art, the 82-story, 1,050-foot-tall glass-and-steel tower tapers skyward, culminating in three staggered crowns, its irregular, crisscrossing structural system expressed on the facade. The resulting silhouette pays homage to the classic era of Manhattan skyscrapers. Three of the building’s lower floors (two, four, and five) have been designated as MoMA exhibition space. The 140 exclusive condos went on sale in mid-May sporting prices from $3–70 million. Sweeping city-center views are one of many selling points. Condos from the 48th floor up overlook Central Park.

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