5. 53 W 53rd Street (MoMA Tower)

53 W 53rd Street-Jean Nouvel-MoMA Tower-NYC
The Jean Nouvel-designed residential tower at 53 W. 53rd Street has been in the works for a long time, surviving a height reduction by the NYC Department of City Planning to 1,050 feet (where it is still planned) and a hiatus during the recession. The lower floors (not including the first two floors) will actually be part of MoMA, a museum that has clearly indicated its need for more space.