53 West 53rd St.


Architecture: Atelier Jean Nouvel
Interiors: The Office of Thierry Despont
Image Credit: Hayes Davidson, Three Marks
Text: Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group & Schwinghammer

53W53 is the most architecturally significant addition to the New York skyline in recent years. A gracefully tapered, 1,050-foot-high tower rising above The Museum of Modern Art, 53W53 represents a bold artistic and technical achievement by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel.

The elegant, refined interior spaces of the private residences are designed by noted architect Thierry Despont. Complementing Nouvel’s innovative design, these homes offer a 21st century vision of the gracious urban living for which New York is celebrated.

Our approach to lighting this masterpiece takes inspiration from Nouvel’s contemporary form and Despont’s material palette. The result is a building that is fully-integrated in the skyline at night and an interior space that is warm and inviting.