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.'
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.