Located in the heart of Midtown’s cultural district, 100 East 53rd Street rises next to Mies van der Rohe’s acclaimed Seagram Building completed in 1958. Though Foster + Partners’ design has nearly double the height of its mid-century office neighbor, the slender new skyscraper was carefully created as a “counterpoint” to van der Rohe’s 38-story, dark bronze structure. In contrast to the Seagram’s dark facade, 100 East 53rd Street is thinner and lighter with a concrete structure overlaid with an undulating glass skin made of aluminum and low-iron glass.
The luxury residential tower will house 94 residential units, site-specific artwork, a swimming pool, a wellness facility with a spa, a library, a food hall, and a three-star restaurant. William T. Georgis is leading the interior design. Backed by Vanke, RFR Holding, and Hines, 100 East 53rd Street is just blocks away from Central Park and other famous landmarks such as Rockefeller Center and Grand Central.
Sales for the condos will begin next week on November 4, with prices starting at $3.35 million. The project is slated to open in 2017.