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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
$1,634
Avg. Price / ft2
$80
Avg. Price / ft2
$1,258
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 Man
  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Post War
  • Basement Storage
  • Central AC
  • Full Service Garage
  • Garden
  • Health Club
  • Roof Deck
  • 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 (12)

12
Available Apts
$1.5M - $35M
Price Range
$1,634
Avg. Price / ft2
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Apartments for Rent at 15 West 53rd Street (3)

3
Available Apts
$5,195
Prices Start At
$80
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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
 
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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
$1,258
Avg. Price / ft2
Based on 6 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

10
Units Sold
$990K - $3.9M
Price Range
$1,261
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 630 Available for Sale
  • $2,244 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $4,560,509 Avg. Price
  • $1,695,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive Atelier Apt 45FL | $85,000,000
    Price / ft2 $5,667
  2. Least Expensive Carnegie House Apt 20L | $100,000
    Price / ft2 $250
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  • 377 Available for Rent
  • $86 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $8,965 Avg. Price
  • $5,500 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 220 Central Park South Apt 28A | $99,000
    Price / ft2 $321
  2. Least Expensive The Summersoy Apt 7E | $2,000
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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  • 679 Total Sales
  • $2,234 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $4,256,024 Avg. Price
  • $1,650,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 220 Central Park South Apt PH 73 | $92,737,628
    Price / ft2 $9,447
  2. Least Expensive Carnegie House Apt 12Q | $100,000
    Price / ft2 $222

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