Projects 195: Park McArthur

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Park McArthur. _Emergency Generator_. 2018. Printed paper, 15 7/16 × 10 7/16" (39.2 × 26.5 cm). Courtesy the artist and ESSEX STREET, New York

53 W 53 Residential Prospectus

53 W 53 Residential Prospectus. Courtesy 53W53 Sales Gallery

Residence Features: Oversized 2 ¼” (5.7cm) thick walnut entry doors with bronze surround and back-lit onyx sidelight. Solid core walnut and painted doors throughout. Custom Thierry Despont-designed burnished bronze door hardware by E.R. Butler. Custom tray and cove ceilings; typical heights from 11’ (3.35cm). 4” (10cm) wide ¾” (1.9cm) thick solid American oak floors. Custom crown molding with integral air diffusers; custom wood baseboards throughout. Triple-glazed, floor-to-ceiling low-iron glass with high-performance (low-e) coating to minimize exterior noise and maximize thermal comfort. Four-pipe central chiller HVAC system for maximum comfort and year-round flexibility in heating and cooling. Maytag washer and fully-vented dryer. Miele washer and dryer (floors 14-16 only).

Kitchen: Custom white glass cabinetry with polished nickel finish designed by Thierry Despont for Molteni. Polished Statuary marble countertops and islands with beveled edge detail. Statuary marble backsplash with polished finish. Fully-integrated 30 - 36” (76 - 91cm) Sub-Zero refrigerators/freezers. Miele oven and gas cooktop with fully-vented hood (sizes vary). Miele speed oven and combination steam/speed oven (select residences). Miele fully-integrated dishwasher. Fully-integrated Sub-Zero wine refrigerator. GE Microwave (select residences). Julien Urban Edge sink with InSinkerator garbage disposal. Dornbracht polished nickel fittings.

Master Bath: Verona limestone floor and baseboards; high-honed finish. Noir St. Laurent marble feature walls; polished finish. Polished golden travertine feature walls at tub and shower (select residences). Lefroy Brooks cast iron soaking tub with Verona limestone surround and LED cove lighting detail. Carved cubic Verona limestone vanity sinks. Custom Thierry Despont-designed polished nickel automated mirror with storage (select residences). Radiant heated floors. Dornbracht polished nickel fittings and accessories. Flush mounted full-height mirrored medicine cabinet (select residences). Steam showers (select residences). Villeroy & Boch wall-hung commode. Villeroy & Boch wall-hung bidet (select residences).

Secondary Bath: Verona limestone floor and baseboards and accent wall; high-honed finish. Verona limestone sink surround with under-mount porcelain sink. Custom Thierry Despont-designed full-height mirror with LED sidelights. Soaking tub with Verona limestone surround and/or shower with Verona limestone walls, floor and niche in high-honed finish. Dornbracht polished nickel fittings and accessories. Villeroy & Boch wall-hung commode. Radiant heated floors.

Powder Room: Verona limestone floor, baseboards and walls; high-honed finish. Carved cubic Verona limestone sink. Custom Thierry Despont-designed full-height mirror with LED sidelights. Dornbracht polished nickel fittings and accessories. Villeroy & Boch wall-hung commode.

Services: 24-hour concierge. 24-hour porter service. 24-hour doormen at both 53rd Street and 54th Street entrances. Elevator starter. Live-in resident manager. Private service and delivery entrance with dedicated staff and two service elevators. The following services are available for an additional fee: pantry-stocking service. Housekeeping/maid service. Dry cleaning and laundry service. Floral delivery and care. Pet concierge. Technology consultant to assist with computers and international phone set-up. Curbside valet parking. In-building restaurant with priority reservations for residents. In-residence dining and catering from in-building restaurant.

Amenities: Deeded Benefactor W53 MoMA membership runs with each residence and includes the potential for the building to host private events in the museum’s iconic sculpture garden. Thierry Despont-designed lobby featuring cerused oak wall paneling with bronze trim, dark stained solid American oak flooring with Noir St. Laurent marble inlays, and coffered ceilings with bronze trim and inset lighting. Elegantly appointed and convenient lobby library and custom Thierry Despont design, furnishings and fireplace. Private state-of-the-art sloped floor theater with plush seating for 16. Central Park view double-height lounge designed by Thierry Despont on the 46th floor, featuring inlaid herringbone oak flooring with stone border, coffered ceiling with inset lighting and multiple seating arrangements, creating flexibility for quiet relaxation, private socialization and larger scale entertaining; adjacent pantry supports upscale food service. Private formal dining room hovers over the double-height Park View Lounge; with catering pantry and Central Park views; kitchen pantry supports upscale food service. 12th floor Wellness Center managed by The Wright Fit, including sauna and steam rooms and massage treatment room. Naturally lit 65-foot (20m) lap pool, hot tub and cold plunge. Poolside vertical hydroponic gardens. Regulation squash court. Programmable golf simulator. Octagona double-height wine tasting room designed by Thierry Despont forms the central focus of an oenologist’s dream space, with tasting area, cork flooring, leather and bronze accents, adjacent catering pantry, all surrounded by wine vaults. Private temperature-controlled wine vaults. Children's playroom. Private resident storage. Bicycle storage. Studio and one bedroom accessory suites. Large-load laundry room. Chauffeur lounge off service entrance.

Technical Details: Robust horizontal and vertical sound attenuation between residences for greater acoustic privacy. Windows cleaned by exterior building system. All windows fitted with motorized Lutron solar shades, with additional blackout shades in bedrooms. Individual Nest thermostatic controls for primary rooms. Humidified and filtered fresh air supply system in each residence. Outdoor-venting kitchen hoods. Custom interior LED lighting designs by The Office of Thierry Despont and Schwinghammer Lighting. Video and CAT 6 data wiring throughout residences, including wall and floor outlets, cable and fiber-optic data-entry points. Emergency generator serving building base functions, with dedicated 20-amp outlet in each residence. Four high-speed passenger elevators. Kroll International consulted extensively on security systems and building operations, including cameras in elevators, lobbies and common corridors as well as monitoring of sensitive doors. Dual building-access card systems for residence and service providers, with controlled access in all elevator cars.