Jean Nouvel’s MoMA supertall is more than halfway to its apex

The Midtown skyscraper is expected to top out soon It’s been some time since we checked in with 53W53 , the Jean Nouvel-designed tower that’s rising next to the Museum of Modern Art , and in that time the building has made huge gains toward its eventual height of 1,050 feet. A spokesperson for the supertall-to-be confirms that it’s now reached the 58th floor—there’ll be 82 once it’s completed—and new photos show it rising to eye level with many of Midtown’s other skyscrapers. The building’s elegant diagrid—both a structural element, as well as a design element that will set it apart from its supertall brethren in the area—is also becoming more and more visible

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