The triplex penthouse sits nearly as high as the Empire State Building
The world’s tallest apartment is going up for sale. Hitting the market for $250,000,000, the property sits at the top of the tallest residential building in the world, Central Park Tower. And according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, developers are confident they can sell the penthouse triplex (spanning floors 129-131) at that rate.
“In many ways the home is a crystal jewel box in the sky,” Ryan Serhant, founder, CEO and broker at SERHANT, tells AD. The home includes seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, three powder rooms, two kitchens, a private terrace, and multiple living and entertainment spaces. A grand staircase connects the three levels, and floor-to-ceiling windows across the residence provide panoramic views of New York’s skyline below. “Volume is the true measure of luxury in any global city,” Serhant says, adding it’s not just the height or location that makes the unit the pinnacle of Manhattan real estate, it’s the size.
When standing on the 131st floor, the future owner will be 1,416 feet in the air—the height of 4.5 football fields stacked atop each other. For further reference, the tip of the Empire State Building is 1,454 feet. Standing in the unit, Serhant says he’s “not sure I have ever experienced anything like it.” According to Serhant, at the top floor, the earth’s curvature is visible to the naked eye. “I imagine it is what climbers feel when standing on the top of a mountain peak,” he says.
Rising 1,550 feet, Central Park Tower is no stranger to breaking world records. Sitting just below the southwest corner of Central Park, besides being the tallest residential building in the world and containing the world’s tallest apartment, the structure is also home to the world’s tallest private club. Additionally, the private terrace is the highest of its kind in the world.