More to See at MoMA September 23 2014


Jean Nouvel‘s, Pritzker Prize-winning architect, long-awaited 53 West 53rd Street, also known as the Tower Verre or The MoMA Tower, after ten years of different obstacles is finally ready to move on. 

Hines, the project developer company, purchased $85.3 million worth of air rights from its neighbors MoMA and the St Thomas Episcopal Church.

When complete, the 82-story tower will hold 140 luxury apartments and 29 service apartments, as well as 39,000 square feet, floors two through five, of gallery space which will be leased to MoMA, joining with the planned redevelopment of the American Folk Art Museum to complete MoMA’s expansion.