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53 West 53

CompanyAteliers Jean Nouvel
Lead DesignersJean Nouvel
Design TeamExterior - Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Interior Architect - The Office of Thierry Despont, Architect of Record - Adamson Associates (base), SLCE (interiors)
Project LocationNew York, New York
CreditsGiles Ashford, Stephen K Johnson, Hayes Davidson
Prize(s)Bronze in Architecture Categories / Residential Building
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Entry Description

53 West 53 is a 1,050-foot-high residential condominium tower featuring exterior architecture masterfully designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Jean Nouvel. Its sculptural form, progressive yet reminiscent of classic Manhattan skyscrapers, includes an innovative exposed structural system composed of metal-clad concrete, which Nouvel refers to as the Diagrid. Behind its striking façade are a collection of impeccably detailed residences and amenities designed by renowned interior architect Thierry Despont, each spacious and light-filled, with panoramic views of Central Park and New York City.