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Museum Tower, 15 West 53rd Street

Between Fifth Avenue & Avenue of the Americas

Key Details

  • Year Built 1985
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Midtown West
  • Total Apartments 248
    Total Floors 55
    Doorman FT Doorman
    Pets Allowed
Avg. Price / ft2
$63
Avg. Price / ft2
Avg. Price / ft2

Description

Located in the heart of Midtown, the Museum Tower at 15 West 53rd Street was developed in 1983 as part of a redesign of The Museum of Modern Art.

The 52-story tower includes six floors of museum space and has 240 apartments. Featuring high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and oversized rooms, the Museum Tower’s apartments are grand, airy and brimming with natural light. Walls of windows frame views of Central Park and the city skyline and many open to the MoMA’s sculpture garden.

The Museum Tower's amenities include hotel-quality doormen, concierge, valets and elevator attendants, a fitness center with a sauna, a steam room and a meditation room, a screening room, a business conference room, a wine storage room, a landscaped roof terrace and housekeeping and laundry services.

Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Theater District are all located nearby.

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Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • Elevator Operator
  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Post War
  • Resident Storage
  • Central AC
  • Full Service Garage
  • Garden
  • Health Club
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Bike Room
  • Live-In Superintendent
  • Terraces / Balconies

Apartments for Sale at 15 West 53rd Street (10)

10
Available Apts
$1.2M - $30M
Price Range
$1,960
Avg. Price / ft2
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Apartments for Rent at 15 West 53rd Street (5)

5
Available Apts
$4,500
Prices Start At
$63
Avg. Price / ft2
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Rating

28
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 28 / 44

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33
Out of 36

Location Rating: 33 / 36

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19
Out of 39

Features Rating: 19 / 39

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10
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90

CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #17 Rated condo - Midtown
  • #10 Rated condo - Midtown West
 

Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"Museum Tower, a slender and elegant condominium tower at 15 West 53rd Street, is one of the top residential condominiums in midtown.  It was built as part of a major expansion in 1985 of the Museum of Modern Art.

The tower and the museum’s expansion were designed by Cesar Pelli, the architect of the World Financial Center and its spectacular Wintergarden at Battery Park City." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Elegant- impressive lobby
  • Doorman
  • Concierge
  • Great midtown location
  • Association with prestigious institution
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • Street traffic caused by museum visitors
  • No roof deck
  • Major expansion planned for the museum
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Subways

  1. E
  2. M
at 5th Ave and 53rd 0.13 miles
  1. F
at 6th Ave 0.19 miles
  1. B
  2. D
at Broadway and 53rd 0.25 miles
  1. N
  2. Q
  3. R
at 7th Ave 0.30 miles
  1. 1
at Broadway 0.34 miles
  1. 6
at Lexington Ave 0.40 miles
  1. C
at 8th Ave and 51st 0.46 miles
  1. 4
  2. 5
at Lexington Ave and 60th 0.50 miles
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$1,296
Avg. Price / ft2
Based on 6 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

10
Units Sold
$825K - $4.5M
Price Range
$1,331
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 764 Available for Sale
  • $2,170 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $4,183,171 Avg. Price
  • $1,562,500 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive Central Park Tower Apt 127128 | $150,000,000
    Price / ft2 $13,004
  2. Least Expensive 353 West 47th Street Apt 1RE | $235,000
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  • 272 Available for Rent
  • $81 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $8,682 Avg. Price
  • $5,775 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 220 Central Park South Apt 57B | $85,000
    Price / ft2 $318
  2. Least Expensive 428 West 46th Street Apt 4A | $1,425
Data is based on sales from past 12 months and only transactions for which we have approximate square footage information available are included above
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  • 605 Total Sales
  • $1,617 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $2,641,514 Avg. Price
  • $1,175,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 220 Central Park South Apt 60-61 | $157,500,000
    Price / ft2 $13,269
  2. Least Expensive Carnegie House Apt 7K | $200,000
    Price / ft2 $211

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