One Hundred East Fifty Third Street
One Hundred East Fifty Third Street
One Hundred East Fifty Third Street by Foster + Partners is New York’s newest modernist architectural landmark located in the heart of Midtown’s Cultural District. Adjacent to Mies van der Rohe’s famed Park Avenue Seagram Building, One Hundred East Fifty Third Street’s slender form and minimalist exterior is intended to provide a counterpoint to the Seagram’s bronze edifice.
Acclaimed French Chef Joël Robuchon, who has earned more Michelin stars than any other chef in the world, will occupy the first two levels of One Hundred East Fifty Third Street with two diverse and exciting restaurant and bar experiences. Joseph Dirand, the award winning architect and interior designer, will head the design of the multi-concept space. Residents of One Hundred East Fifty Third Street will have exclusive access to in-residence dining in addition to reservation and seating privileges at the restaurant.
The 63-story tower sets back from the 9-story podium, and the two building components possess identifiably different residences – tower homes and loft apartments – that are generously proportioned and seamlessly integrated with infrastructure for modern cosmopolitan living. This full-service building is a rare opportunity to experience impeccable gallery-style living in 94 well-appointed residences ranging from alcove lofts to four bedrooms. Interiors elegantly conceal service functions, balance soaring views and domestic intimacy, and allocate generous space for art. Kitchens throughout are outfitted in Foster + Partners designed millwork and integrated Gaggenau appliances. Aged oak cabinetry is specifically paired to Carrara marble or stainless steel backsplashes, whose shelving is embedded with ventilation and lighting.
Foster + Partners employ concrete elements within the lofts – floors finished in diamond-polished high-grade concrete, architectural concrete walls, and ribbed concrete ceilings with integrated reveals for custom lighting. In tower homes, ceilings up to 11 feet in height and Carlisle 8” oversized wide-plank white oak flooring draw attention to views and light. The remarkable transparency of the building’s low-iron glass skin, folded on its east and west facades, lends an aerie-like quality to all of the homes.
Celebrated interior designer and architect William T. Georgis contributes additional warmth and comfort with a selection of furnishings for both the amenity spaces and the 24-hour attended residential lobby. Hotel-like amenities include a wellness center, spa, 60-foot sunlit swimming pool, yoga and pilates rooms, library, lounges and world-class dining by Joël Robuchon. In all, One Hundred East Fifty Third Street is not simply a jewel of contemporary architecture, but also an invitation to rethink one’s standards of comfort and elegance.
94 units | 63 stories | Built in 2017
ONE HUNDRED EAST FIFTY THIRD STREET AMENITIES
- Bike Room
- Swimming Pool
- Community Recreation Facilities
- Storage Available
Studio: starting at $ 2,250,000
One bedroom: starting at $ 2,650,000
Two bedrooms: starting at $ 4,500,000
Three bedrooms: starting at $ 13,250,000
Four bedrooms: starting at $ 65M
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Midtown is what non-New Yorkers usually think of when imagining New York City. Simply put, it is the busiest commercial district in the United States. Although this impression is accurate, Midtown also houses a large number of tenement buildings and modern high-rises. New residential developments are popping up all the time, and it has become a very convenient place to live.To the West of 8th Avenue lies Hell’s Kitchen, whose locals are resisting calls to refer to it as the more marketable Clinton.Its proximity to Broadway and its abundance of affordable housing make this area very popular among aspiring actors, students and young people in general. For a long time zoning laws protected the low-rise character of the buildings here and prevented development in the area. The laws changed in the 1970s, allowing the building of a number of modern condo high-rises, which are now intermixed with pre-war brick walk-ups and refurbished industrials lofts. The area has a strong mix of ethnic and small local restaurants - including Ethiopian, Afghan, Peruvian - centered around Ninth Avenue, on which the Ninth Avenue Association's International Food Festival has been performing since 1974.
On the opposite side of the island, along the East River, Midtown East (also known as Turtle Bay) is also largely residential. The neighborhood has everyone from old money to blue-collar workers, with the diversity in lodgings to match. It includes the upscale neighborhoods of Sutton Place and Beekman Place, as well as the more affordable Murray Hill. Midtown East is home to the United Nations headquarters and to St. Patrick’s Cathedral – the largest decorated neo-gothic cathedral in the United States.In between Midtown West and Midtown East lies the more centrally located Theatre District. This area is home to world-renowned theaters (on- and off-Broadway), Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Madison Square Garden, several museums along 53rd Street (including the Museum of Modern Art), shopping malls, and a number of architectural masterpieces such as the Empire State Building, the Chrysler building and Grand Central Terminal. The recent addition of the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle reinforced the significance of this area as an entertainment destination for New York residents and visitors.