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Major Design In Midtown

01.04.22

Abode2 takes a look at a selection of the Midtown Manhattan’s Starchitect-designed Stunners

Long known as the epicenter of New York City’s entertainment, business and cultural community, Midtown Manhattan boasts acclaimed restaurants, luxury shopping on the world famous Fifth Avenue, Central Park, and landmark performance venues.

The iconic Manhattan neighbourhood is now also sought as a destination for luxury living thanks to a crop of soaring new development towers designed by some of the world's most well-known and highly-awarded architects and interior designers. From Pritzker Prize winner to AD100 recipient-designed condos, Abode2 showcases some of the most stunning examples.

Selene

Located off Park Avenue in the heart of Midtown East, Selene is the latest New York City landmark from Foster + Partners. Soaring 63 stories into the sky, the building features a collection of 94 bespoke quality residences ranging from perfect pied-à-terre one-bedrooms to sprawling full-floor tower homes. Selene's luminous residences feature elegantly undulating glass walls, high quality finishes unmatched by any other luxury tower, and iconic day-to-night vistas.

Selene is the latest visionary address in New York City from the British architectural firm led by Sir Norman Foster, joining the ranks of Apple’s iconic Fifth Avenue cube and store, the crystalline Hearst Tower and the upcoming 425 Park Avenue office skyscraper. Foster + Partners has also designed some of the leading residential buildings in the world, including Faena House in Miami, London’s Chesham Place and Battersea Power Station, and skyline-defining towers in Hong Kong, Dubai and other leading luxury markets.

Beyond the bespoke residences, Selene features a tailored lifestyle offering, complete with spa-inspired amenities. Encompassing the third and fourth floors, the luxurious offering includes a sunlit pool sanctuary, stunning Atlas Club & Library furnished by AD100 interior designer William T. Georgis and more. Residents of Selene also enjoy an extremely rare amenity at the building: direct elevator access to Le Jardinier, the Michelin-Starred restaurant designed by the award-winning architect and interior designer Joseph Dirand.

selenenewyork.com/

(Photo Credit: Williams New York)

53 West 53

With architecture by Pritzker Prize-winner Jean Nouvel – the celebrated French architect behind the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Torre Glories tower in Barcelona – and interiors by the legendary Thierry Despont, 53 West 53 is the striking 82-story residential tower rising 1,050 feet above the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) against the cinematic backdrop of Central Park and the surrounding cityscape. Its prestigious address in the heart of Midtown offers residents panoramic views of New York City's most beloved landmarks.

A product of Nouvel's inspired reading of its urban framework, the building's multiple tapered surfaces create a unique and recognizable silhouette – both an heir to the classic towers that shaped the New York skyline and a paradigm for the skyscraper of the future. 53W53 showcases Nouvel’s innovative exposed structural system, the diagrid, which gives the façade of the tower a distinctly angular rhythm and creates a unique layout for each residence. Embracing the concrete structural beams as part of the design, Despont’s masterfully conceived interiors work within the language of the building’s complex sculptural shell while creating functional and well-defined spaces that reveal the generous scale and elegant proportions of the tower’s structure. 53W53 features just 145 one- to four-bedroom residences including full-floor homes and duplex penthouses with private elevators, as well as 17 studio and one-bedroom suites.

In addition to designing the tower's eye-catching exterior architecture, Nouvel is also responsible for the luxurious interiors of the Wellness Center at 53W53. The full-floor residents' club features 15,000 square feet of lavish wellness amenities on par with the finest spas and fitness centers in the world, but in a private environment.

www.53w53.com/

(Photo Credit: Hayes Davidson & Evan Joseph)

200 East 59th Street

Pushing the boundaries of modern architecture worldwide is 200 East 59th Street, a newly completed New York skyscraper located at the intersection of the Upper East Side and Midtown East. Designed inside and out by award-winning firm CetraRuddy, the building is the city’s newest architectural marvel with bold, terraced architecture offering New Yorkers a rare indoor-outdoor lifestyle. The tower recently unveiled a first look at its most prized residential interiors and high-design common spaces. All the elements have come together to provide residents with flexible floor plans, high-end finishes and ample natural light and air connecting the built and natural environments. 200 East 59th Street has made its mark punctuating the Manhattan skyline, and carries this same ethos inside to elevate residential living.

200east59.com/

(Photo Credit: 200 East 59th Street)

One United Nations Park

Located in the Midtown East corridor, just south of the storied United Nations headquarters, One United Nations Park offers a collection of 148 gracious condominium residences boasting sweeping views of the East River and Manhattan skyline and is Meier Partners' tallest residential tower in New York City. The building is a layered black glass vision across from the Midtown waterfront designed inside and out by the Pritzker-prize winning architectural design firm. The captivating façade is an unprecedented interplay of black and light, creating a balance that reflects the architecture’s bold exterior and luminous interiors. While inside, the triple-height grand lobby is appointed with Venetian plaster and travertine slabs, offset by an elaborate glass frame entrance.

A comprehensive suite of services and amenities is available including a top-of-the-line fitness center with private training studio, 70-foot indoor lap pool with breathtaking views of the East River, sauna, and steam room. Residents on the hunt for entertainment will enjoy an expansive resident lounge with billiards table and screening room.

oneunpark.com/

(Photo Credit: One United Nations Park)

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