Tower Verre (aka MoMa Tower)

ricardo, 5/25/14 2:04 PM

Tower Verre has been resurrected after the financial crisis put a damper on its plans to go vertical. We expect the building to rise 1,050 feet tall into the New York skyline, a bit shorter than its original 1,250-foot design. According to the WSJ, the tower will rise 72 stories and feature 145 ultra-luxury condos, designed by Thierry Despont. A hotel is planned for the lower floors, as well as space for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), the source of the building’s nickname MoMa Tower. Tower Verre is located at 53 West 53rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

While the building is a bit further afield from 57 Street and Central Park than the rest of the UL-7 towers, we expect Jean Novel’s design to triumph because of his truly one-of-a-kind architecture. The Pritzker Prize winning architect has long been revered as a risk taker for his creative experimentation that always results in cutting edge designs. And, he really has outdone himself with Tower Verre. The building will taper to a set of peaks at the tower’s apex and the building’s skin will be an exoskeleton. Hines Corporation is developing the project and it has been reported that the building has obtained financing. We understand that sales will likely commence in 2014. Occupancy for Tower Verre: 2018.   Exclusively marketed by: Corcoran. To learn more about each of the Ultra-Luxury 7 buildings developing along the 57th Street corridor, click on the links below: