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Museum Tower, 15 West 53rd Street

between Fifth Avenue & Avenue of the Americas   |    Midtown West

Museum Tower - 15 West 53rd Street
90

Museum Tower, 15 West 53rd Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 90, based on:

 
Architecture

Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.

 
Location

Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.

 
Features

Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

28
Out of 44
+
33
Out of 36
+
19
Out of 39
+
10
=
90
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Distinguished 6 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
High-End 5 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Dramatic 3 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Well Done 1 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but Very Good 3 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Not Allowed 2 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
No 0 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
None 0 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
No 0 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Outstanding 5 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 10 blocks 5 out of 5 points
Views:
Dazzling 4 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Some 2 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
Less Than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Stunning 5 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
5-9 2 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
Substantial 2 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
None 0 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
None 0 out of 1 points
Driveway:
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
Catering:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
No 0 out of 1 points
Prewar:
No 0 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • #11 Rated condo - Midtown
  • Size Starting From # avail
  • 1 Bed $2,200,000 2
  • 2 Beds $3,495,000 4
  • 3 Beds $7,200,000 1
  • 4 Beds $4,999,000 2
  • 5 Beds $8,000,000 2
  • Last updated Jul 24, 2016
$1,891 Avg. Price / Ft2
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  • Size Starting From # avail
  • 1 Bed $5,500 1
  • 3 Beds $20,000 2
  • Last updated Jul 21, 2016
$1,891 Avg. Price / Ft2
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$1,776 Avg. Price / Ft2
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    • 50th Street (at 8th Ave and 51st) (0.46 miles)
     
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    • 5th Av - 53rd Street (at 5th Ave and 53rd) (0.13 miles)
     

Museum Tower Overview

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.

Museum Tower, 15 West 53rd Street Photo Gallery

Features & 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

Pros

  • Elegant, impressive lobby
  • Views of the museum's great garden and Central Park from many apartments
  • Association with prestigious institution
  • Great midtown location
  • Concierge
  • Doorman

Cons

  • Street traffic caused by museum visitors
  • Major expansion planned for the museum
  • No roof deck
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