Street view of NYC condominium tower

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Visionary design

Designed by Jean Nouvel with custom interiors by Thierry Despont, 53 West 53 is carved by the alchemy of light and shadow. The building, a true reflection of its environment, is based on an unconventional diagrid structure that eliminates the need for interior columns and allows for grand, airy living spaces filled with natural light.

Closeup of condominium tower with light filled residences

A sculptural form by Jean Nouvel

Paris-based Jean Nouvel, the Pritzker Prize–winning architect and mastermind behind the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Mirador torre Glòries in Barcelona, is one of the most acclaimed and celebrated architects practicing today.His innovative and globally diverse body of work includes international cultural landmarks as well as luxury hotels and residences.

Portrait of architect Jean Nouvel
“Architecture exists, like cinema, in the dimension of time and movement.”
— Jean Nouvel
Interior design of a beautiful midtown condominium by Thierry Despont

Interiors crafted by Thierry Despont

Thierry Despont (1948–2023) was ​​known for his iconic work on the Ritz Paris and Claridge’s Hotel in London and widely regarded as the designer of choice by the most discerning clients in the world.Able to blend his European sophistication with a New York sensibility, Despont earned a reputation for polished, exactingly detailed interiors that convey a feeling of contemporary elegance.

Portrait of Thierry Despont, 53W53 interior designer
“New York has this sense of freedom and possibility…this mix of culture from all over the world…it’s wonderful.”
— Thierry Despont

the building

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