New York, NY, USA
100 E 53rd St.
One Hundred East Fifty Third Street is the consummate Midtown Manhattan residential skyscraper. Located steps from Lever House and the similarly landmarked Seagram Building, the condominium honors the genius of those masterworks by interpreting historic modernism for 21st-century living. Led by Pritzker-prize winning architect Norman Foster, Foster + Partners has designed One Hundred East Fifty Third Street with special regard for the neighboring Seagram Building, carefully attuning similarities and contrasts to the landmark office tower - the white undulating curtain wall provides a counterpoint to the Seagram Building’s palette of bronze hues, and its faceted east and west facades further distinguish the new icon from its famous predecessor.
One Hundred East Fifty Third Street’s 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. A remarkably transparent low-iron glass skin unites both volumes; faceted east and west façades inject a new geometry into the Midtown skyline and create abstract bay windows for occupants to enjoy. Interiors elegantly conceal service functions, balance soaring views and domestic intimacy, and allocate generous space for art.