Museum of Modern Art tower tops out at 82 storeys

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) tower has now reached its full 82-storey height and is tied with the Chrysler and New York Times buildings for the sixth tallest in Manhattan.

The structure now stands at 1,050 feet tall. Curbed said the glass façade for the peak hasn’t yet been installed, but the installation has already reached the 73rd floor. The building’s pinnacle will likely get its façade within the next few weeks.

“Architecture is art and architecture is born from its situation, from its context. It’s the context, as an idea, as a concept, that defines the overall architecture,” said Jean Nouvel, the building’s architect, speaking at a recent press event. ”That’s why you’ll never find two projects of mine that will be similar.”

The building will also house 145 condos designed by Thierry Despont including such amenities as a lap pool, library, a residents’ lounge, formal dining rooms, a wine vault, and a private theater.

Listings range from a one-bedroom for $3.65 million to a four-bedroom for $42.5 million.

The MoMA expansion will open in 2019.

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