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Established through the Hyatt Foundation in 1979 and described as "the Nobel Prize of architecture," the Pritzker Prize honors a living architect or architects (never a firm, though) whose work demonstrates “a combination of talent, vision, and commitment." The candidates and jury deliberations are closely guarded secrets. In a ceremony held at a site of great architectural significance, the winner received a $100,000 grant, a formal citation certificate, and a bronze medallion based on the designs of Louis Sullivan.
This year’s ceremony will take place in Athens, Greece, and the prize will be awarded to Sir David Chipperfield, a British architect and urban planner best known for his works on civic and cultural buildings all over the world. Projects like the River and Rowing Museum in the United Kingdom, the America’s Cup Building in Spain, the renovation of the Neues Museum in Germany, Museo Jumex in Mexico, and the headquarters for Amore Pacific in Korea honor the pre-existing, yet present a timeless modern sensibility.
David Chipperfield (l-r) Sir David Chipperfield (Bruno Cordioli - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,; The Bryant (Corcoran Group)

“We do not see an instantly recognizable David Chipperfield building in different cities, but different David Chipperfield buildings designed specifically for each circumstance. Each asserts its presence even as his buildings create new connections with the neighborhood” – 2023 Pritzker Prize Jury Citation of the Laureate

Chipperfield is highly acclaimed on this side of the Atlantic Ocean as well. In 2015, he was tapped to design the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new wing for Modern and contemporary art. The museum went in a different direction with a new architect after the project was postponed, but work is underway on his new Rolex tower at 665 Fifth Avenue.

Chipperfield’s first New York residential design, The Bryant, was a rare residential offering in the Bryant Park area. Years later, his historical acumen came in handy at 17 Jane Street, the boutique condominium that attracted actress Jennifer Lawrence and developer Edward Minskoff; owing to its address in the Greenwich Village Historic District, the project could not proceed without the approval of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. It took a few tries, but his red brick building inspired by local architecture was ultimately approved.
When 17 Jane Street was still in the works, Mr. Minskoff told The New York Times, “I want to use a world-class architect, because there’s probably a very, very good chance that I will move there.” He is not the only one. For some, the name of a Pritzker Prize laureate confers instant cachet on a building before it is even out of the ground. CityRealty data shows that buildings designed by high-profile architects come in at an average of $2,401 per square foot, well above the median condo price of $1,735 per square foot. These buildings have become dramatic additions to the city skyline, set new standards for previously overlooked neighborhoods, and presented apartments with unbelievable attention to detail and top-of-the-line appliances and fixtures.

Philip Johnson | 1979 Laureate

Philip Johnson and The Metropolitan
Between its 32-story height, horizontal banding, and rounded corners, The Metropolitan makes a statement on its Carnegie Hill corner. It was an early entrant in the Upper East Side's celebrity architect-designed condominium renaissance.

Urban Glass House, 330 Spring Street

40 Units | 12 Floors | 2006

330-Spring-Street-01 Rendering of Urban Glass House via CityRealty

330-Spring-Street-02 Urban Glass House, #11A (Douglas Elliman)
From the listing:
The Urban Glass House is a boutique, white-glove condominium designed by Philip Johnson with interiors by renowned architect Annabelle Selldorf. This residence features a split 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom layout with a home office. Take in the stunning views from the floor-to-ceiling windows which bathe the space in natural light throughout the day from the western and northern exposures. The 10’ ceilings enhance the loft-like atmosphere, and an open chef’s kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances and a breakfast bar for casual dining. See floor plan and full details here.

Habitable Sculpture, 328 Spring Street

50 Units | 26 Floors | Unbuilt

Habitable-Sculpture-01 Habitable Sculpture rendering via The Vendome Group
In response to Antonio Vendome's request for "something different and beautiful" for his lot in what is now known as Hudson Square, architects Philip Johnson and Alan Ritchie submitted a design inspired by a John Chamberlain sculpture. Mr. Vendome described it as "a new concept in architecture in which a building is first conceived as a work of sculpture and then divided into units," and architecture critic Herbert Muschamp admired it for "turning contextualism on its head."

The local community was not won over, deeming the project too tall. Messrs. Vendome and Johnson found that a shorter height would alter the sculptural concept, and the 12-story Urban Glass House (see above), would rise on the site instead. Mr. Johnson passed away in 2005, but Habitable Sculpture lives on in the minds of architecture enthusiasts and Mr. Vendome - in 2018, he was on the hunt for a site for it.

I.M. Pei | 1983 Laureate

Centurion, 33 West 56th Street

48 Units | 17 Floors | 2009

I.M. Pei and Centurion

33-West-56th-Street-02 Centurion, #8A (Douglas Elliman)
From the listing:
One of the few buildings designed by visionary architect I.M. Pei, The Centurion is an exclusive condominium perfectly situated just off Fifth Avenue, minutes from Central Park. Residence 8A is a perfectly proportioned one-bedroom with a den (or home office) and two full bathrooms. Upon entering you are met with an elegant foyer leading to an expansive living and dining room area with teak floors and double-paned floor-to-ceiling windows. The primary bedroom is incredibly spacious with room for a king size bed and sitting area. See floor plan and full details here.

Kips Bay Towers, 330 East 33rd Street

560 Units | 21 Floors | 1961

330-East-33rd-Street-01 Kips Bay Plaza (Courtesy of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners)
The Kips Bay Towers complex offers over 1,100 condominium units amidst a three-acre, residents-only garden that offers a verdant oasis amidst the area's hospitals and stirring residential renaissance. The buildings' minimalist style comes through in fine details like thin window spandrels, concrete notches, and piloti columns at ground level.

Richard Meier | 1984 Laureate

Richard Meier and One Waterline Square

10-Riverside-Boulevard-01 One Waterline Square, #34C (The Corcoran Group)
From the listing:
Imparting Hudson River views to the north, this highest-floor-in-the-line two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom residence at One Waterline Square is bathed in light with expansive floor-to-ceiling windows in every room with extra high ceilings. The primary bedroom suite features endless views up the Hudson River, an oversized walk-in closet and a luxurious marble-clad five-fixture bathroom with heated floors. The second bedroom enjoys the privacy of an en-suite bathroom and a stylish powder room provides convenience for guests. See floor plan and full details here.

165 Charles Street

31 Units | 16 Floors | 2005

165-Charles-Street-01 165 Charles Street via DBOX

165-Charles-Street-02 165 Charles Street, #21 (Compass)
From the listing:
This 16-story glass tower is a condominium beyond compare and is designed by internationally- acclaimed architect Richard Meier. This pristine, sun-drenched home features 11-foot ceilings, Wenge African hardwood floors, and double-glazed windows. A vast gallery leads to a dramatic 33-foot by 22-foot living room with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Hudson River with Southern skyline views and a 35-foot terrace. The custom kitchen features white matte lacquer cabinetry and a solid surface of white Corian countertop and backsplash, a Gaggenau convection oven and cooktop, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and a Dornbracht sink. The residence was designed with three full bedrooms and bathrooms. See floor plan and full details here.

Perry West, 173 and 176 Perry Street

29 Units | 16 Floors | 2002

173-176-Perry-Street-01 Rendering of Perry West via DBOX

176-Perry-Street-02 176 Perry Street, #10S (The Corcoran Group)
From the listing:
176 Perry Street is a modernist masterpiece designed by internationally acclaimed architect Richard Meier. This spectacular triplex apartment comprises the 8th, 9th and 10th floors and over 11,000 square feet of living space. The 8th floor features a huge recreation room with terrace overlooking the Hudson, 4 bedrooms with ensuite baths and a library/guest bedroom with half bath. The 9th floor features a dramatic 51’ x 26’ double height great room with walls of windows overlooking the Hudson River. The entire 10th floor consists of the primary bedroom suite, a studio/exercise area, luxurious spa bath, sauna and dressing areas. Each floor has a terrace and is connected by a swirling staircase. See floor plan and full details here.

On Prospect Park, 1 Grand Army Plaza

96 Units | 16 Floors | 2008

1-Grand-Army-Plaza-01 Rendering of On Prospect Park via DBOX
In a neighborhood best known for its prewar brownstones, On Prospect Park stands out for its 15-story height. The curtain wall system is solar efficient and allows for spectacular views of Grand Army Plaza, the Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Arch, Prospect Park, and New York Harbor. It was constructed at a time when few famous architects were building in Brooklyn, but that is no longer the case.

One United Nations Park, 695 First Avenue

556 Units | 42 Floors | 2019

695-First-Avenue-01 All images of One United Nations Park via Corcoran

695-First-Avenue-02 One United Nations Park, #PHD (The Corcoran Group)
From the listing:
Residence PHD is a four bedroom, four and a half bathroom duplex residence with a corner southeast exposure. The generous layout boasts an open island kitchen, double-height great room with adjacent den, laundry room and private elevator. The primary suite features a walk-in-closet and grand primary bathroom with double vanities and freestanding tub. Ceilings soar near twenty feet high in the living and dining space, and over nine feet throughout, allowing for maximum natural light through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Designed by Meier Partners Architects, the residence interiors are a striking contrast to the black glass exterior, reflecting a white color palette. See floor plan and full details here.

Gordon Bunshaft | 1988 Laureate

Manhattan House, 200 East 66th Street

581 Units | 21 Floors | 1950

Gordon Bunshaft and Manhattan House

200-East-66th-Street-01 Manhattan House, #B203 (Brown Harris Stevens)
From the listing:
Manhattan House, in the heart of Lenox Hill, was designed in 1950 by master architect Gordon Bunshaft with Skidmore Owings and Merrill. It was designated a New York City Landmark in 2007. This home overlooks the building’s wonderful sculpture garden and offers pleasing treetop views. As you enter, a welcoming entry gallery leads to a beautifully proportioned spacious living room, with both dining and desk/office areas. A separate gourmet kitchen is complimented with top of the line Viking and Bosch appliances, handsome cabinetry and countertops. See floor plan and full details here.

Frank Gehry | 1989 Laureate

8 Spruce, 8 Spruce Street

903 Rental Units | 76 Floors | 2011

Frank Gehry and New York by Gehry

8-Spruce-Street-02 8 Spruce, #33H (Keller Williams NYC)
From the listing:
Gehry's design resulted in over 200 unique floor plans that bring the drama of the dynamic exterior wall movement into residents' private spaces.The open-concept layout of the living and dining area provides the perfect space for entertaining guests or simply relaxing after a long day. The highlight of this apartment is the breathtaking view of the Brooklyn skyline, which can be enjoyed from the large windows in the living room and bedroom. This apartment is an ideal choice for anyone looking for a comfortable and convenient place to stay in the city, with easy access to all the major subway lines and all the city has to offer. See full details here.

Alvaro Siza | 1992 Laureate

611 West 56th Street

83 Units | 37 Floors | 2020

Alvaro Siza and 611 West 56th Street

611-West-56th-Street-02 611 West 56th Street, #20B (Corcoran)
From the listing:
Designed by renowned architect Alvaro Siza with interiors by Gabellini Sheppard, residence 20B is a 1,547-square-foot southwest facing corner three-bedroom, two and a half-bathroom with exclusive direct elevator-to-residence access. Elegantly appointed modern finishes and wide-plank oak floors embrace a neutral color palette. Oversized windows provide ample sunlight and feature expansive views of the Hudson River to the west and uninterrupted views of downtown to the south. The windowed chef’s kitchen features top-of-the-line stainless steel Gaggenau appliances. See floor plan and full details here.

Christian de Portzamparc | 1994 Laureate

One57, 157 West 57th Street

92 Units | 90 Floors | 2014

Christian de Portzamparc and One57

157-West-57th-Street-02 One57, #32A (Compass)
From the listing:
Designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen, Residence 32A is a stunning one bedroom, one and a half bathroom home featuring breathtaking panoramic views of the city skyline, floor-to-ceiling windows, and high-end finishes throughout. With an expansive open-concept living and dining area facing north toward Central Park, this home is perfect for entertaining guests and relaxing in style. The sleek and modern kitchen is fully equipped with Miele appliances and Sub-Zero wine fridge, finished with hand-crafted custom cabinetry from Smallbone of Devizes. The bedroom suite faces east and features a marble wrapped bathroom with soaking tub, separate shower, and sunrise views. See floor plan and full details here.

400 Park Avenue South

81 Units | 40 Floors | 2016

400-Park-Avenue-South-01 400 Park Avenue South via CityRealty
Before NoMad became established as a residential neighborhood, 400 Park Avenue South was an early entrant with its striking design and luxury amenities. The dramatic angles and glass shards allow for unique apartment layouts with floor-to-ceiling glass and abundant natural light.

Tadao Ando | 1995 Laureate

152 Elizabeth Street

7 Units | 7 Floors | 2018

Tadao Ando and 152 Elizabeth Street
152 Elizabeth Street is the first New York project by Pritzker Prize laureate Tadao Ando. With its elegant facade and concrete panels, the building brings Zen-like minimalism to a bustling section of Soho and Nolita.

Renzo Piano | 1998 Laureate

565 Broome Soho, 565 Broome Street

115 Units | 30 Floors | 2018

Renzo Piano and 565 Broome Soho

565-Broome-Street-02 565 Broome Soho, #N26A (Douglas Elliman)
From the listing:
565 Broome SoHo, designed by the Pritzker-winning architect Renzo Piano, is a masterpiece and the tallest tower in Soho. As you enter the Northern elevator tower, a private elevator will whisk you to the 26th floor, where you will find a luminous 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom unit with 10-foot ceilings and 6-inch-wide plank white oak floors. N26A boasts floor-to-ceiling north and west-facing views of the Hudson River, A stylish entry foyer leads to a breathtaking room that is conducive to grand entertaining or daydreaming. The vistas create a joyful atmosphere, and all your cares will evaporate upon arriving at your very own oasis of calm and beauty. See floor plan and full details here.

Sir Norman Foster | 1999 Laureate

50 United Nations Plaza

88 Units | 43 Floors | 2015

Sir Norman Foster and 50 United Nations Plaza

50-United-Nations-Plaza-02 Interiors via Nest Seekers
From the listing:
Welcome to the exquisite Residence 17B! The Eastern side of the residence spans over an exceptional and dramatic 50 linear feet with grand scale 11' floor-to-ceiling windows directly facing unobstructed serene East River views. The gorgeous light and vistas dazzle throughout the day and the big sky and bright city lights enchant throughout evening from every room. The residence offers two signature oversized floor-to-ceiling bay windows in both the massive living and dining areas exuding a personality of glamour and calm while being perfectly pristine and oh-so-grown up.

Adjacent to the dining room, step into the fully equipped windowed eat-in chef’s kitchen with beautiful custom Poliform white lacquered cabinetry, curved center island, granite countertops and top-of-the-line Miele and Sub-Zero appliances offering two entrances, perfect for catering grand events or quiet family gatherings. There is a secondary service entrance including service elevator steps from the kitchen offering staff ideal proximity and convenience.
See floor plan and full details here.

551W21, 551 West 21st Street

44 Units | 19 Floors | 2015


551-West-21st-Street-02 551W21, #6A (R New York)
From the listing:
Designed by a world renowned studio like Foster + Partners this already incredible residence has been customized by top Italian designers and craftsmen to create something truly unique and with no comparisons in the building. This split two bedroom, two and a half bathroom residence features massive windows framing views to the north, east and west paired with column-free spaces of grand scale for modern living and entertaining. Custom designed interiors by Foster + Partners include beautifully proportioned rooms with eleven-foot ceilings, a distinctive windowed foyer with integrated cove lighting and millwork, a dramatic 35’19’ west-facing grand room, and a top-of-the-line kitchen with beveled Blanco de Macael marble countertops and natural oak cabinetry by Molteni. See floor plan and full details here.

Rem Koolhaas | 2000 Laureate

23 East 22nd Street

22 Units | 18 Floors | Unbuilt

Following the success of One Madison, the developer commissioned OMA, the firm founded by Pritzker Prize laureate and Delirious New York author Rem Koolhaas, to create a smaller companion building. Renderings show an asymmetrical form that pays homage to the traditional New York setback, and its address would allow for incredible views of Madison Square Park. However, this project never got off the ground.

Jacques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron | 2001 Laureates

56 Leonard Street

145 Units | 60 Floors | 2016

Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron and 56 Leonard Street

56-Leonard-Street-02 56 Leonard Street, #33BW (Douglas Elliman)
From the listing:
56 Leonard street condominium, designed by world renowned architect Herzog & de Meuron rises into the sky as a series of stacked residences creating a cascading 60 story glass tower that has taken the mantel as one of NYC’s most iconic landmark. Apartment features include 11’ tall ceilings paired with a spectacular glass curtain wall, solid white oak floors, two large balconies with stone pavers and open glass railings, a 24’ by 29’ great room with an open kitchen outfitted with custom cabinetry, top-of the line fully integrated Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, granite tops and an exterior vented gas cooktop. See floor plan and full details here.

160 Leroy Street

49 Units | 13 Floors | 2017

160-Leroy-Street-01 160 Leroy Street via CityRealty

160-Leroy-Street-02 160 Leroy Street, #NORTH7C (The Corcoran Group)
From the listing:
Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, 160 Leroy Street is an Ian Schrager masterpiece that undulates along the Hudson River with kinetic sensuality. Surrounded by more than 137 feet of floor-to-ceiling, triple-pane glass to the north, east and south, this impeccable home seems at one with its garden and water view surroundings. Inside, 12-inch-wide Scandinavian Larch wood plank floors add an organic richness to interiors. A dramatic entry gallery, flanked by art walls and garden vistas, ushers you into this impeccable 1,728-square foot residence. Straight ahead, the expansive great room sets the stage for tranquil relaxation or lively entertaining with the adjacent, almost 200-square-foot, outdoor lounge. See floor plan and full details here.

215 Chrystie Street

11 Units | 28 Floors | 2016

215-Chrystie-Street-01 215 Chrystie Street via CityRealty

215-Chrystie-Street-02 215 Chrystie Street, #26E (Compass)
From the listing:
Residence 26E is one of only 11 spectacular luxury residences at the striking 215 Chrystie Street, which was conceived by the famed Ian Schrager and designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron. Perched high on the 26th floor rests this stunning double-corner 3-bedroom 3-bathroom apartment boasting over 2,200 square feet of jaw-dropping living space enveloped by walls of windows. Custom interiors by world-renowned designer John Pawson provide an elegant backdrop for the discerning buyer, met by phenomenal unobstructed panoramic views of cityscapes and iconic buildings. See floor plan and full details here.

Dame Zaha Hadid | 2004 Laureate

520 West 28th Street

39 Units | 11 Floors | 2017

Dame Zaha Hadid and 520 West 28th Street

520-West-28th-Street-02 520 West 28th Street, #27 (The Corcoran Group)
From the listing:
The first 4-bedroom resale opportunity in the venerable 520 West 28th Street, The Residences by Zaha Hadid. Grand and loft-like, this generously-scaled home measures 3840 square feet interior and 198 square feet exterior and is one of only two residences in the building that benefits from access from both East and West elevator banks. The extraordinary Great Room boasts lovely southeast views of the Chelsea skyline, the High Line, and the verdant new sculpture garden-with a perfect balcony to soak it all in. The separate eat-in kitchen by Boffi with Gaggenau appliances with room for sofas and tables offers an ideal informal living space. See floor plan and full details here.

660 Fifth Avenue

1,400 feet tall | Unrealized 2016

The office building at 666 Fifth Avenue would have been transformed into a mixed-use supertall skyscraper
In the mid-2010s, real estate titans Steve Roth and Jared Kushner conjured up a plan to build a 1,400-foot mixed-use supertall skyscraper at 666 Fifth Avenue designed by Zaha Hadid. According to the Post, Hadid had already prepared a scheme that would re-stack vertically the existing 41-story office building. With a waning super-luxury market, the scheme proved financially unviable. Brookfield Properties gained partial ownership of the cash-hemorrhaging office tower and work is now underway to upgrade the 1957 building into a state-of-the-art office tower.

Jean Nouvel | 2008 Laureate

53W53, 53 West 53rd Street

145 Units | 82 Floors | 2018

Jean Nouvel and 53W53

53-West-53rd-Street-02 53 W 53, #63 (Douglas Elliman)
From the listing:
With direct elevator access, the exquisite home opens upon a sprawling gallery that separates living and entertainment spaces from the private bedroom wing. To the north, a spectacular 38’10" x 36’7" living room is surrounded by three walls of floor-to-ceiling windows that artfully frame north-, west-, and east-facing views that dazzle at every moment of day or night. The space flows into the massive eat-in kitchen designed by Thierry Despont for Molteni and offering north- and west-facing views. Anchored by an oversized center island, the kitchen features polished statuary marble countertops and a back-lit statuary backsplash that complement back-painted glass cabinetry with polished nickel detailing and Dornbracht fixtures. See floor plan and further details here.

100 Eleventh Avenue

72 Units | 21 Floors | 2010

100-Eleventh-Avenue-01 100 Eleventh Avenue via Douglas Elliman
Even in one of New York's most architecturally adventurous neighborhoods, the Jean Nouvel-designed 100 Eleventh Avenue stands out for its angled apertures and turquoise glass facade. It was declared an "instant landmark" when the first renderings were released; more recently, stage/screen actor and architecture aficionado Hugh Jackman bought a penthouse in the building after listing his apartment at 176 Perry Street (see above).

40 Mercer Street

41 Units | 13 Floors | 2006

40-Mercer-Street-01 40 Mercer Street via Hines

40-Mercer-Street-02 40 Mercer Street, #9 (Compass)
From the listing:
Designed by Pritzker-Prize winning architect Jean Nouvel in collaboration with renowned hotelier Andre Balaz, 40 Mercer Street is Soho’s most celebrated condominium. One of the most sought after lines in the building, apartment #9 offers south facing, quintessential soho views on to Grand Street. The loft-loft living/dining room boasts an open chef’s kitchen with top-of-the-line Gaggenau, Miele and Subzero appliances. The gracious primary suite includes a custom walk-in closet/dressing room with safe and split en-suite bath with 6 foot soaking tub, separate shower, radiant-heated Calcutta marble floors, and Lefroy Brooks fixtures. The designer library/office is customized to include a built in desk and shelving. See floor plan and full details here.

848 Washington Street

34 Units | 32 Floors, 489 feet | Unrealized 2001

In 2001, developer Stephen Touhey endeavored to build a 32-story high-end residential tower at 848 Washington Street in the low-rise Meatpacking District. The design by Jean Nouvel would shoulder the High Line with two connecting buildings and provide 34 loft residences with outstanding views. Local businesses and preservationists were wary of its height and the idea of luxury residences intruding on the nightlife district. Ultimately the city refused to change the site's zoning from manufacturing to mixed-use residential.

Andre' Balazs later acquired the site and built the High Line-straddling Standard Hotel several years later. Its bridged design by Ennead Architects (formerly Polshek) has had a somewhat negative impact on the elevated park because of scaffolding and most recently a falling chunk of its facade, leading to more scaffolding.

Shigeru Ban | 2014 Laureate

Shigeru Ban Metal Shutter Houses

524-West-19th-Street-02 Metal Shutter Houses, #7 (Compass)
From the Listing:
Unit #7, located on the 8th and 9th floor of the Metal Shutter House, has a private elevator landing before entering into the living floor which includes an open kitchen, a double height formal living room/dining room with a north facing balcony and a separate media room/library which has another south facing balcony. This floor also has a full bathroom, abundant storage space and the namesake metal shutter feature. The entirety of the double height living space electronically opens, blurring the line between outside and inside. The second floor, also accessible by the keyed elevator, hosts the washer and dryer, primary bedroom with private balcony, a 5-fixture ensuite bath, the third full bathroom and secondary bedroom/office. The apartment comes with a large storage space in the building. See floor plan and full details here.

Cast Iron House, 67 Franklin Street

13 Units | 8 Floors | 1882

67-Franklin-Street-01 Cast Iron House (Serhant)
More than 100 years after 67 Franklin Street was built as a textile factory, the Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously approved a penthouse addition designed by Ban. Their sliding curtain wall windows allow for seamless indoor/outdoor living, and the addition does not detract from the ornate cast iron building.

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