Saturday, December 17, 2022

250 million .....fuck no !!!!!!!!!.......

 

No amount of  money is worth that.....but the  rich are not that stupid are they..........well they  seem to buy   some  dumb shit   ....i would not   want   cold whistling noises  in my  250 mill apt  .......and it moves  even with a damper......nice  to look out for  a min  .......i have been to sears  tower in chicago and  it trembles at the top ......not  my cup of tea .........i love heights  ......great and all .......but living up that high  ....no  i lived on the 5th floor of  a condo  ....that's was   as  far  as i needed......enjoy your   view ......just  not that high .......also   takes too long in an elevator .......  


Enough to give you an apartment complex! World's tallest penthouse has stunning New York City views - but $250M seven-bed, nine-bathroom property also suffers from wind-whipped terrace and high-pitched interior whistling noise

  • The world's tallest penthouse at the top of Central Park Tower overlooks the Manhattan skyline, but its massive size has also caused it to face unique problems due to the high winds
  • Inside the $250 million penthouse, known as 'The One Above All Else,' a high-pitch whistling noise can be heard, specifically near the windows which overlook Central Park and northern Manhattan 
  • The terrace is also whipped by strong-winds, and leading architects say residents will likely find their bathtub waters swaying from side to side even if they can't feel the shifts themselves 
  • The penthouse holds seven bedrooms, nine-and-a-half baths, a ballroom, library, observatory, several kitchens and dining areas, with a total of 23 rooms spread across three floors  

The world's tallest penthouse at the top of Central Park Tower features a stunning view of New York City, but is marred by high winds and a high-pitched whistling noise. 

Known as 'The One Above All Else,' the $250million penthouse holds seven bedrooms, nine-and-a-half baths, and 23 rooms atop the 1,550-foot tower overlooking Central Park. The massive building would even allow its residents to look down on the Empire State Building. 

Normally, spaces at such attitudes are reserved for offices, and the penthouse has found itself with some unique problems through the strong winds that pummel New York City's skyline.

In a tour of the penthouse, CBS's Brook Silva Braga noted that the terrace was whipped by high winds, especially in the winter, which also caused the door to slam harshly behind him.

He also pointed out a high-pitched whistling noise echoing inside the penthouse, which the real estate agent attributed to the cold weather and described it as a 'growing pain.'

The world's tallest penthouse at the top of Central Park Tower (above) overlooks the Manhattan skyline, but its massive size has also caused it to face unique problems due to the high winds

The world's tallest penthouse at the top of Central Park Tower (above) overlooks the Manhattan skyline, but its massive size has also caused it to face unique problems due to the high winds 

Inside it's $250 million penthouse, known as 'The One Above All Else,' a high-pitch whistling noise can be heard, especially near the windows which overlook Central Park and northern Manhattan

Inside it's $250 million penthouse, known as 'The One Above All Else,' a high-pitch whistling noise can be heard, especially near the windows which overlook Central Park and northern Manhattan   

CBS's Brook Silva Braga (left) noted in his tour that the terrace area was whipped by strong winds

CBS's Brook Silva Braga (left) noted in his tour that the terrace area was whipped by strong winds 

It also caused the door to slam harshly, startling the reporter and the penthouse's real estate agent

It also caused the door to slam harshly, startling the reporter and the penthouse's real estate agent 

The penthouse holds seven bedrooms, nine-and-a-half baths, with a total of 23 rooms

The penthouse holds seven bedrooms, nine-and-a-half baths, with a total of 23 rooms

Architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill, who have designed some of the world's tallest buildings, noted that there's a difference between working in a massive skyscraper and living in one. 

Like a lot of tall buildings facing strong winds, the Central Park Tower is outfitted with a weight at the top which acts as a pendulum that causes the building to sway in the direction against the wind. 

While residents may not feel the shifts, with Braga noting that he didn't sense anything in his two-day tour, Smith and Gill said the sways would be evident to anyone taking a bath or swimming in the penthouse. 

'In an office building, it's a little more forgiving than it is in a residential building,' Gill told CBS. 'If you have a swimming pool or a bathtub full of water, the psychology around watching that move is a little different.'    

The enormous penthouse holds several catering kitchens and dining rooms spread across three floors

The enormous penthouse holds several catering kitchens and dining rooms spread across three floors 

Along with large living rooms, the penthouse features a large ballroom on the third floor

Along with large living rooms, the penthouse features a large ballroom on the third floor 

It has seven bedrooms, with the more luxurious suites located on the second floor

It has seven bedrooms, with the more luxurious suites located on the second floor 

NYC residents have complained that when the sun moves, the building casts a large shadow over Central Park

NYC residents have complained that when the sun moves, the building casts a large shadow over Central Park

Although not the tallest building in the world, The Central Park Tower features the penthouse as the highest residence in the world at 1,416 feet along Manhattan's Billionaires' Row. 

The penthouse occupies the three top floors spanning 17,545 square-feet, with an additional 1,433 square-foot outdoor area. 

It features a salon, an observatory, a library, media room, breakfast room, kitchen, guest rooms and a private elevator on the first floor alone. 

The second-level is outfitted with five luxury bedroom suites and a recreational area, with the third floor housing a grand ballroom, powder rooms, a coat room, a private study, its own catering kitchen and enough room to set up a private gym. 

While not the tallest building in the world, The Central Park Tower features the penthouse as the highest residence in the world at 1,416 feet. The building lies on Manhattan's Billionaire's Row

While not the tallest building in the world, The Central Park Tower features the penthouse as the highest residence in the world at 1,416 feet. The building lies on Manhattan's Billionaire's Row

The building features an observatory room which allows residents to look down on the rest of NYC's skyline

The building features an observatory room which allows residents to look down on the rest of NYC's skyline 

Along with facing strong winds, the building also faces complaints from New York City residents, who have criticized its massive size and the shadow it casts over Central Park. 

They said the building ultimately sacrificed the enjoyment of the thousands who frequent the park for the few who can actually afford to live in the tower's luxury suites. 

Nearly two-years after the project began, the building, which holds 179 units, still has less than 30 full-time residents. 

Why residents won't feel Central Park Tower swaying as it combats high winds in New York City's skyline 

High altitude correlates with stronger winds, and in order to allow massive skyscrapers to stand up to the gusts, architects have designed the buildings to sway along with the gusts.

However, the movement would scare occupants, so experts have employed engineering tricks to hide the sways from those inside the building.  

While some opt to give the buildings unique shapes to counteract the wind, Central Park Tower has opted to install a 1,200 ton weight in the building known as a tuned mass damper. 

Rather than stop the building from swaying, the damper mitigates the effects of the shifts by moving in the opposite direction of the building when it's hit by the wind. It effectively keeps the building centered, with residents none the wiser. 

Although the physics fool the residents, evidence of the swaying cannot be fully hidden. 

Architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill, who have designed some of the world's tallest buildings, told CBS the sways would be evident to anyone taking a bath or swimming in the penthouse. 

'In an office building, it's a little more forgiving than it is in a residential building,' Gill told CBS. 'If you have a swimming pool or a bathtub full of water, the psychology around watching that move is a little different.'    

 

Casino mogul Steven Wynn, 80, lists stunning two-floor Central Park South penthouse for $90 million

  • Steven Wynn, 80, who has an estimated net worth of $3.2billion, is selling his stunning two-floor Central Park South home for $90million 
  • The 11,000-square-foot property is located on the 30th and 31st floor of the Ritz-Carlton building
  • His spectacular residence contains three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a private gym, a library, a home theatre, and a spa/hot tub area
  • It also features a private terrace area - the largest in the building at 45 feet long 

A casino mogul has listed his New York City penthouse for $90million. Steven Wynn, 80, who has an estimated net worth of $3.2billion, has put up his stunning two-floor Central Park South home after shelling out $70million to buy it in 2012. 

The 11,000-square-foot property is located on the 30th and 31st floor of the Ritz-Carlton building and if it goes for the asking price, it will be the most expensive unit in the building. 

Other available units are currently on the market for less than $40million each. 

Steven Wynn, 80, has put up his stunning two-floor Central Park South home after shelling out $70million to buy it in 2012. The living room (pictured) has 10 windows, including five that face Central Park

Steven Wynn, 80, has put up his stunning two-floor Central Park South home after shelling out $70million to buy it in 2012. The living room (pictured) has 10 windows, including five that face Central Park 

It features stunning views of the park from its 45-foot terrace (pictured) - the biggest the residence has

It features stunning views of the park from its 45-foot terrace (pictured) - the biggest the residence has 

The 11,000-square-foot home features three bedrooms and four full baths, as well as two half baths. The primary bedroom (pictured) features views of the park and an open feel with recessed lighting

The 11,000-square-foot home features three bedrooms and four full baths, as well as two half baths. The primary bedroom (pictured) features views of the park and an open feel with recessed lighting 

One of the smaller bedrooms (pictured) also features views of central park

One of the smaller bedrooms (pictured) also features views of central park 

It is located on the 30th and 31st floors of the Ritz-Carlton building and has a stunning view

It is located on the 30th and 31st floors of the Ritz-Carlton building and has a stunning view 

The apartment borders the park (pictured), giving residents a great natural gateway

The apartment borders the park (pictured), giving residents a great natural gateway 

His spectacular residence contains three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a private gym, a library, a home theatre, and a spa/hot tub area. 

It also features a private terrace area - the largest in the building at 45 feet long - that leaves the owner with breathtaking views of Central Park. The property also has a 28-foot terrace facing the western edge. 

Wynn (pictured) has an estimated net worth of $3.2billion

Wynn (pictured) has an estimated net worth of $3.2billion

The elaborate floorplan, which is highlighted by plenty of natural light, was designed by master architect Emery Roth, who designed it in 1930 when the building was the Hotel St. Mortiz. 

The hotel's ballroom is now the living room of Wynn's apartment. 

Wynn's home is accessible by private elevator that leads into a living room, complete with 44-foot-wide and 15-foot-high great room. The room has 10 arched windows - a common theme seen throughout the unit - and five of them overlook the park. 

Also on the upper floor, a chef's kitchen lies in wait, featuring stainless steel appliances, a checkered floor, and a small breakfast table. It also has a double stacked oven system and plenty of cabinets and drawers. 

The lower level is accessible via a marble staircase and is where the gym and spa area are located, as well as dressing and massage rooms. 

The primary bedroom is located on the lower floor, as well as two other rooms. 

Not only will the new homeowners get a splendid view of the city and a gorgeous residence, but top-tier service and access to 'world-class luxury services,' including the hotel's spa and health club and in-room dining options.  

The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and a checkered floor

The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and a checkered floor 

One of the dining areas features a deep red theme with an oblong table and draped windows

One of the dining areas features a deep red theme with an oblong table and draped windows

A small breakfast area also features views of the park and sits off the terrace

A small breakfast area also features views of the park and sits off the terrace 

The hotel remains underneath the condominiums, which are located on the top 12 floors.  

'With its superior location, majestic vistas, extraordinary luxury of space and proportion, this splendid residence is truly a trophy and is rare and remarkable in every way,' the listing said.  

The beautiful penthouse will cost its new owner $15,506 a month in taxes, on top of a common charge of $19,107.  

Wynn is also trying to sell his Beverly Hills home, originally listing it for $135million, but has since slashed it to $100million. It is still on the market.  

The upper and lower floors are connected by a marble staircase (pictured), which leads down into the bedroom areas

The upper and lower floors are connected by a marble staircase (pictured), which leads down into the bedroom areas 

The residence also has ample closet space with a modern feel and a seating area

The residence also has ample closet space with a modern feel and a seating area 

An office area in the home also features a great view of New York City's skyscrapers

An office area in the home also features a great view of New York City's skyscrapers 

Another seating area has a homey feel with cream colored walls and drapes and blue undertones

Another seating area has a homey feel with cream colored walls and drapes and blue undertones

The sale of the property comes just months after the DOJ sued Wynn for failing to register as a foreign agent working on behalf of China.

The DOJ accused Wynn of personally lobbying former President Donald Trump in 2017 to extradite a Chinese businessman who faced a litany of charges that he fiercely denies and was forced to flee Beijing's government in 2014.

Wynn later won his battle with the Department of Justice. The victory for could prove a severe blow to the Department of Justice and its efforts to crack down on undisclosed foreign influence campaigns. 

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