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$169,000,000 New York City Penthouse for sale

DL fave Ryan Serhant shows you around.

The price is so staggering...does the apt match up?

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by Anonymousreply 242July 29, 2021 9:44 AM

and there's a lot of talk about the building not functioning properly - we discussed it here at length recently.

by Anonymousreply 1July 19, 2021 4:34 PM

There's something depressing about living that high up.

by Anonymousreply 2July 19, 2021 4:35 PM

Views are amazing, but everything else is so high-end basic and dull - his ridiculous jacket is the most eye-catching thing in the video.

Beside the view, the rooms have no character or interesting architectural detailing - modern can be beautiful, but this place simply isn't; and the furniture is super bland. I'd much rather have a prewar on Park or CPW.

by Anonymousreply 3July 19, 2021 4:42 PM

I think this has been for sale for years or keeps going on and off but it seems like we saw this at least 5 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 4July 19, 2021 4:42 PM

Fuck that. You can't open the windows and what happens when the power goes out?

For that money I want my own island.

by Anonymousreply 5July 19, 2021 4:43 PM

[quote]Fuck that. You can't open the windows and what happens when the power goes out?

horrendous thought

There are stories about the loos not flushing - weird groaning noises and much more - it's just not natural to live so high in the sky.

If it does sell it will be to some anonymous corporation - off shore

by Anonymousreply 6July 19, 2021 4:46 PM

What would the commission be on a real-estate sale with that price tag? 3%? 5%? More? Less?

And can you imagine the heating/cooling costs alone for a penthouse with 360º's worth of massive windows?

by Anonymousreply 7July 19, 2021 4:47 PM

No thanks. Prefer more architectural details, higher ceilings, outdoor space, etc. It's simply a commercial to residential space conversion w/no character but hey, great views

by Anonymousreply 8July 19, 2021 4:49 PM

I wonder how many pubic hairs Ryan left in that place?

by Anonymousreply 9July 19, 2021 4:53 PM

[quote]but hey, great views

I don't really dig views of the city from above - OK from a plane.

by Anonymousreply 10July 19, 2021 4:54 PM

Granted we are once again living in the era of Robber Barons, but the market for a $169Million residence is extremely limited.

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by Anonymousreply 12July 19, 2021 5:00 PM

That's the building that sways noticeably in the breeze.

Many people who bought for the sheer bragging rights have not actually moved in due to the creaking noises and swaying which are apparently rather disconcerting.

Frankly, I'm not living in a building that high up that sways in the slightest breeze.

by Anonymousreply 13July 19, 2021 5:03 PM

What is that cheesy 1990s-looking leather furniture? Did their designer walk into the Natuzzi showroom, gesture in a 360-degree motion and say “yes”?

by Anonymousreply 14July 19, 2021 5:11 PM

'Never before on the Market': is it owned by the development company and never sold?

by Anonymousreply 15July 19, 2021 5:11 PM

Isn't that the infamous building which is falling apart and the residents trying to sell their apartments? JLo as being one of the victims/owners?

by Anonymousreply 16July 19, 2021 5:53 PM

Some Russian oligarch or oil Arab will buy it to launder money.

by Anonymousreply 17July 19, 2021 5:58 PM

For Bezos it would be a drop in the bucket, as of today his net worth is $ 215,000,000,000.

by Anonymousreply 18July 19, 2021 6:15 PM

I'm gonna make this bitch my own someday.

by Anonymousreply 19July 19, 2021 6:17 PM


by Anonymousreply 20July 19, 2021 6:26 PM

$169 million for a box in the sky and what - about $30k a month in assessments?

Fuck billionaires - all of them.

by Anonymousreply 21July 19, 2021 6:29 PM

Its hidjus. Absolutely hidjus!

by Anonymousreply 22July 19, 2021 6:32 PM

Vertigo, no thanks.

by Anonymousreply 23July 19, 2021 6:47 PM

The 70s are calling: they want their orange curtains back.

by Anonymousreply 24July 19, 2021 6:56 PM

I know it’s been 20 years since 9/11 but this gives me a bad, vulnerable feeling.

by Anonymousreply 25July 19, 2021 7:44 PM

Could that kitchen be any less impressive? I’ve had one bedroom apartments with bigger kitchens than that. It looks like an afterthought.

by Anonymousreply 26July 19, 2021 7:45 PM

How the hell long must it take to get up there on the elevator? Five minutes? Heaven forbid you leave something in your car.

“Oh god, I forget my phone. 😩 Be back in 15 minutes.”

by Anonymousreply 27July 19, 2021 7:47 PM

I bet the elevator takes a minute.

by Anonymousreply 28July 19, 2021 7:53 PM

Isn't cell phone reception impacted by the height or did they fix that?

by Anonymousreply 29July 19, 2021 7:54 PM

I wouldn't live in that place if someone gave me one of the units. I'd put that sucker up for sale that day. That building is reportedly a horror.

by Anonymousreply 30July 19, 2021 7:56 PM


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by Anonymousreply 31July 19, 2021 7:57 PM

I get a creepy vibe just looking at these buildings so they ruin the skyline for me. They are very ominous.

And the interior design and furniture no matter the expense for the most part is shit. You'd have to throw everything out and redo it.

by Anonymousreply 32July 19, 2021 7:58 PM

Damn, that guy is an annoying twat.

by Anonymousreply 33July 19, 2021 7:59 PM

What happens when a band of hooligans breaks in and ransacks the place, holding you hostage and disabling the elevator? How will the authorities reach you? One way in, one way out. You’ll be tortured to death and your neighbors won’t even hear you scream all the way up there.

by Anonymousreply 34July 19, 2021 8:06 PM

You could set a very creepy thriller there- especially with those terrifying heights. The building would never allow it though.

by Anonymousreply 35July 19, 2021 8:14 PM

You would set it in a fictional building exactly like it and cgi it.

by Anonymousreply 36July 19, 2021 8:22 PM

$16,900,000 perhaps. But ten times that? Nah.

by Anonymousreply 37July 19, 2021 8:31 PM

I had never heard of a residence being that expensive. I don't see the value here.

I guess I could google it but has anything ever sold for more in NYC?

by Anonymousreply 38July 19, 2021 8:35 PM

What is the cost of one floor down? $168,000,000?

by Anonymousreply 39July 19, 2021 8:36 PM

Clearly, the laundry which we never saw if really for laundering foreign cash.

by Anonymousreply 40July 19, 2021 8:46 PM

Isn't that the building J Lo & A Rod were living in when he was photographed from the outside taking a crap through one of those huge windows? And not long after they fled like the wind and put the unit on the market?

by Anonymousreply 41July 19, 2021 8:53 PM

Nothing is worth $169 million, even for Russian Trillionaires

by Anonymousreply 42July 19, 2021 8:59 PM

The apartment has a weirdly Kubrickian feel: The bold colors and hard angles, the eerie beauty seen out of the windows and the feeling of being at the very top of something both luxurious and doomed. I wouldn't want to live there, but I'd love to see a film made there.

by Anonymousreply 43July 19, 2021 9:07 PM

The height scares the hell out of me, I hate all the furniture and especially the color palate. No thanks, must pass.

by Anonymousreply 44July 19, 2021 9:08 PM

One word - Soulless. And how he can say the bathroom with its soaking tub is "one of a kind" when it's in every condo on every floor in that building? Is it that much different than the bathroom immediately below it on the 95th floor? (He needs to tame his inner Twink and get clothes that fit.)

by Anonymousreply 45July 19, 2021 9:09 PM

I wouldn't want to even visit it let alone live there.

by Anonymousreply 46July 19, 2021 9:12 PM

The last time this was on the market it was bought by a Saudi (of course] for 88 million in 2016. Now they think they can get DOUBLE that? Yeah right.

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by Anonymousreply 47July 19, 2021 9:14 PM

$169M seems too much. How did they arrive with that price?

by Anonymousreply 48July 19, 2021 9:16 PM

It looks like an outlet for leftovers from the 1995 Milan Furniture Fair.

by Anonymousreply 49July 19, 2021 9:18 PM

Because it is too much r48. They are never going to actually get that, the last sales price was 88.

by Anonymousreply 50July 19, 2021 9:21 PM

Gurleen says “incredible” to much and chuckles too much in fake excitement.

by Anonymousreply 51July 19, 2021 9:22 PM

That furniture is horrible and the window treatments are from the 70s.

by Anonymousreply 52July 19, 2021 9:24 PM

I’m curious about the garbage shoot in such an apartment. When you dump your trash, do all 95 floors hear it careening to the garbage room? Bombs away! A well clogged toilet would rain havoc on your lower neighbors.

I couldn’t live in a building that won’t crack a window after Uncle Mortie let’s loose yesterday’s chicken parm.

by Anonymousreply 53July 19, 2021 9:34 PM

You can tell that place has never been really lived in. At most, it's hosted a few wild weekends with minor Saudi princes and expensive hookers.

by Anonymousreply 54July 19, 2021 9:35 PM

It could’ve been amazing with less bedrooms and an incredible kitchen. Why would a billionaire want that cheap “art” on the walls when they have their own collection. Plus it’s a flawed building with lots of problems. At that price I was expecting multiple floors and at least more than 10,000 sq ft.

by Anonymousreply 55July 19, 2021 9:39 PM

I hope they discover in 20 years that some disgruntled engineer built in some systemic weakness like in the Death Star.

by Anonymousreply 56July 19, 2021 9:39 PM

FEWER bedrooms

by Anonymousreply 57July 19, 2021 9:39 PM

It originally sold to some Arab for $87M, now he's trying to unload it before the whole building is condemned. Maybe a little money laundering going on? The agent is pretentious and annoying.

by Anonymousreply 58July 19, 2021 9:39 PM

I’ve stayed in hotels with more luxurious bathrooms for under $300/night. This is ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 59July 19, 2021 9:43 PM

Reading up on it, it seems that the construction did not adhere to the original plans, and most of it is failing basic safety requirements. The whole place will ultimately be condemned and torn down.

by Anonymousreply 60July 19, 2021 9:45 PM

I can't wait for the footage of them detonating this piece of shit.

by Anonymousreply 61July 19, 2021 9:47 PM

Still not the kitchen of my dreams. In fact the entire apartment isn't my cup of tea. A person would have to be insane and stupid to pay that much for this place.

by Anonymousreply 62July 19, 2021 9:47 PM

This is why murica needs a reboloo shun!

by Anonymousreply 63July 19, 2021 9:57 PM

I am not even remotely afraid of heights, but I would be petrified to live that high up.

by Anonymousreply 64July 19, 2021 10:02 PM

Many days out of the year, you'll see nothing but a grey wall from that far up. You're sounded by clouds and mist.

by Anonymousreply 65July 19, 2021 10:35 PM

Is his jacket looks like it's from the "Siegfried & Roy" collection.

by Anonymousreply 66July 19, 2021 10:45 PM

Orange everywhere….yuk. $169 million and tv’s hanging all over the place. They’ve got a Louis Vuitton poster….impressive. I actually like 432, but I’d find it terrifying living that high up, and the swaying must be disconcerting at best.

by Anonymousreply 67July 19, 2021 10:50 PM

OP- Does that QUEEN come with the apartment. Is she part of the furniture like in SOYLENT GREEN, although for $169,000,000 they be offering a FAR HOTTER concubine than this FASHION VICTIM

by Anonymousreply 68July 19, 2021 11:12 PM

they SHOULD be offering

by Anonymousreply 69July 19, 2021 11:14 PM

Ryan Serhant is married to a woman.

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by Anonymousreply 70July 19, 2021 11:16 PM

Honey, that face says cookies like nothing ever seen before... He's as straight as I am.

by Anonymousreply 71July 19, 2021 11:23 PM

It would cost half as much in Atlanta and be just as nice.

by Anonymousreply 72July 19, 2021 11:26 PM

It is hideous, but that doesn't mean that R72 isn't a typical Peachtree Pussy who thinks that Central Park is the same as Piedmont Park and that anything in a "condo" in the State of Georgia ever went for anything higher than $16 million.

That's a tenth, R72. Your math is about par with your sense of place.

by Anonymousreply 73July 19, 2021 11:33 PM

Money laundering operation. So do realtors still get 3% of what it sells for?

by Anonymousreply 74July 19, 2021 11:35 PM

Its underwhelming for 186m. It cracked me up when this queen said, whoa I can see planes landing at La Guardia! I dont know if seeing airplanes are a selling point for supertalls in NYC. Hilarious that a Saudi is the owner.

by Anonymousreply 75July 19, 2021 11:46 PM

Those ugly colors do scream 70s.

by Anonymousreply 76July 19, 2021 11:46 PM

'Never before on the Market'

“It originally sold to some Arab for $87M,”

Which is it?

by Anonymousreply 77July 19, 2021 11:51 PM

I just want to live there for 1 week! Those views are amazing.

I wonder if there are roaches or mice that high up?

You get the convenience of the city and peace and quiet of the burbs. Surely you can't hear the sirens and traffic that high up.

But of course it's overpriced

by Anonymousreply 78July 19, 2021 11:58 PM

I'm with R3. And that building? No thanks.

by Anonymousreply 79July 20, 2021 12:14 AM

I’ve always hated that building since it went up and all the other pencil thin abominations that have gone up since. And I’m a skyscraper fan (the twins towers were beautiful I thought). Bring on the day it gets condemned and taken apart.

by Anonymousreply 80July 20, 2021 12:27 AM

I like the location of this building, it has a proper drive way. The other mega talls on billionaire row over by 6 ave...area is too busy and no proper drive way. This area is more quiet. Too bad about the shoddy construction.

by Anonymousreply 81July 20, 2021 1:07 AM

I have lunch next door at the public “park” area. Never have I seen anyone coming or going other than trade.

by Anonymousreply 82July 20, 2021 1:14 AM

who the hell spends much time looking out the window?

Just buy large photos of the view and save $168,000,000.

by Anonymousreply 83July 20, 2021 1:26 AM

$169 million for that penthouse?!?! There are over 110,000 homeless kids in the NYC public schools. If there was a just god, he’d rain down fire and brimstone on Billionaires’ Row.

by Anonymousreply 84July 20, 2021 1:36 AM

[quote]I like the location of this building, it has a proper drive way. The other mega talls on billionaire row over by 6 ave...area is too busy and no proper drive way.

A driveway. How suburban of you.

This is NYC. It's intact uniform street wall distinguishes it.

by Anonymousreply 85July 20, 2021 1:43 AM

^ Its

by Anonymousreply 86July 20, 2021 1:47 AM

Saudi, Russian, or nouveau Chinese billionaire.

The only people we can afford this type of apartment.

by Anonymousreply 87July 20, 2021 1:51 AM

R84 They could all be hired to wash windows on that thing.

by Anonymousreply 88July 20, 2021 2:01 AM

At least this building is far away from that homeless shelter that's directly behind those supertalls on 6 ave. I heard one of the buildings hired extra security.

by Anonymousreply 89July 20, 2021 2:05 AM

I don't like heights, I don't like cities, and I don't like the decor of the place.

by Anonymousreply 90July 20, 2021 2:48 AM


[quote] I hate all the furniture and especially the color palate.

Oh dear me.

by Anonymousreply 91July 20, 2021 3:15 AM

[quote]I am not even remotely afraid of heights, but I would be petrified to live that high up.


by Anonymousreply 92July 20, 2021 3:47 AM

Someone has to pay taxes for those school meals, 3-K, metroplus, etc.

by Anonymousreply 93July 20, 2021 4:54 AM

Is Ryan still straight because he was so flamey he almost burnt the tower to the ground.

by Anonymousreply 94July 20, 2021 5:54 AM

Meanwhile . . .

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by Anonymousreply 95July 20, 2021 5:56 AM

It must include that massive green space I can see below it?

by Anonymousreply 96July 20, 2021 6:10 AM

WTF? It only has one floor and only 8,300 sq ft? And the rooms were small as hell for that price! I better have the top three floors for that price.

by Anonymousreply 97July 20, 2021 6:12 AM

R70 THAT guy is straight????!!!!!😦

by Anonymousreply 98July 20, 2021 6:16 AM

This wood burning fireplace in this apartment was the last wood burning fireplace allowed to be built in NYC. It looks like they've since done something else.

by Anonymousreply 99July 20, 2021 6:17 AM

The Times article about this place was terrifying. The fact that the building sways in high winds is enough to turn me off.

by Anonymousreply 100July 20, 2021 6:20 AM

The place looks like one big hotel lobby.

by Anonymousreply 101July 20, 2021 6:24 AM

[quote] DL fave Ryan Serhant shows you around.

Sunday, July 18, 2021 Blind Item #3

This NYC real estate reality star has duped investors out of millions of dollars.

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by Anonymousreply 102July 20, 2021 6:34 AM


[quote]Residents of Rafael Viñoly-designed supertall skyscraper 432 Park Avenue in New York have reported [bold]"catastrophic" floods and getting trapped in the lifts [/bold]during windy weather.

[quote]Homeowners also complained about loud noises such as clicks and bangs in their homes, possibly as [bold]metal partitions shift or air whistles through the lift shafts.[/bold]

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by Anonymousreply 103July 20, 2021 6:36 AM

[quote]Homeowners also complained about loud noises such as clicks and bangs in their homes, possibly as metal partitions shift or air whistles through the lift shafts.

This must be one of the best creepy movie locations in the world.

by Anonymousreply 104July 20, 2021 6:44 AM

I hope it not collspse

by Anonymousreply 105July 20, 2021 6:47 AM

You could buy a city block for that

by Anonymousreply 106July 20, 2021 6:58 AM

[quote]“Oh god, I forget my phone. 😩 Be back in 15 minutes.”

You could buy a literal palace with a helicopter pad and be within 15 minutes of the city for that kind of money.

by Anonymousreply 107July 20, 2021 7:33 AM

I don't care about his marriage/girlfriend, purses float out of that man's voice when he talks.

by Anonymousreply 108July 20, 2021 7:43 AM

Ah, that would be a kitchen ideal for cooking my famous meatloaf in. It just needs some Keane paintings, and some Californian potted greenery. The colors are certainly not garish at all!

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by Anonymousreply 109July 20, 2021 7:49 AM

You can't have open windows that high, you would get sucked out.

by Anonymousreply 110July 20, 2021 7:59 AM

I don't just think it's meh. I actively hate it. The building is disgusting from the outside and boring from the inside.

by Anonymousreply 111July 20, 2021 8:18 AM

Who wants to live in a home that is inescapable? All it would take is one well-placed bomb on a machine floor (which appear to be standing on stilts) for the whole thing to come down.

I would not be comfortable for a single second living in that apartment.

by Anonymousreply 112July 20, 2021 8:20 AM

That price tag is a transparent advertisement for money launderers.

by Anonymousreply 113July 20, 2021 11:21 AM

If that building pancaked how long before they would call it search and recovery.

by Anonymousreply 114July 20, 2021 12:07 PM

My mother worked towards the top of one of the top of the World Trade center towers and it swayed and you could hear it creaking. I said if you could hear it creaking no wonder they came down so quickly. Bad construction.

by Anonymousreply 115July 20, 2021 12:10 PM

Everything built in NYC since 2010 higher than 12 stories should be dismantled.

by Anonymousreply 116July 20, 2021 12:16 PM

[quote]It could’ve been amazing with less bedrooms and an incredible kitchen.

FEWER bedrooms! Gah!

by Anonymousreply 117July 20, 2021 12:24 PM

I would hate having an apartment with the same square windows in every room, regardless of how amazing the view is. It's inconvenient and boring, and it limits what you can do with the place.

by Anonymousreply 118July 20, 2021 12:28 PM

Does it have cable?

by Anonymousreply 119July 20, 2021 12:32 PM

That dramatic video deserves a mashup with the new M. Night Shyamalan trailer.

by Anonymousreply 120July 20, 2021 12:33 PM

Does the underground garage have ‘standing water’?

by Anonymousreply 121July 20, 2021 12:36 PM

I prefer looking up.

Where I live, I see tall forest trees everywhere.

by Anonymousreply 122July 20, 2021 12:40 PM

He looks like a dresses up cockroach. The one from Black Adder the Fourth.

by Anonymousreply 123July 20, 2021 12:41 PM

Didn't we discuss the building's limitations before?

by Anonymousreply 124July 20, 2021 12:43 PM

Is it possible that winds could make a building like that collapse?

by Anonymousreply 125July 20, 2021 1:37 PM

Caught screaming at JLo: 169 zillion and I can’t get 1 fucking bathroom curtain?

by Anonymousreply 126July 20, 2021 1:39 PM

Could someone explain how buying this place would be part of a money-laundering scheme? I’m a big fan of OZARK but I still don’t understand how this kind of crime works.

by Anonymousreply 127July 20, 2021 1:56 PM

At the risk of sounding like a xenophobe, to me there's something un-American about these sort of places and this sort of extravagance. And, the demographics do confirm that the majority of these units are being purchased by people from less democratic countries and cultures who don't give a crap about our country and its traditions. The apartment was decorated to appeal to some oligarch who feels that everything in the place must have some designer label on it (Hermes) to reinforce that they are living the most opulent life possible as they usually don't know enough themselves to be sure.

I miss old American money where people lived with holes in their sweaters and with respect to not rubbing their wealth in the faces of those without it.

by Anonymousreply 128July 20, 2021 2:14 PM

Hear, hear, R128!

by Anonymousreply 129July 20, 2021 2:18 PM

R127, the basic concept, as I understand it, is this: many countries, such as China and Russia, try to limit the amount of money their wealthy citizens can send overseas. The way to get around it through deliberately overpaying for foreign real estate. The sale officially takes place at one price, but, in fact, the seller of the property kicks kicks back the overpayment, minus a commission, to the original purchaser. Only the money is now in the U.S., and can be sent to whatever company or person the purchaser wants to receive the money in his behalf. Trump is thought to have assisted many Russians this way.

by Anonymousreply 130July 20, 2021 2:20 PM

I can only imagine how terrifying it will be when typhoon hit.

by Anonymousreply 131July 20, 2021 2:43 PM

All tall buildings sway in strong wind. They are designed to. When I worked in one, I rarely noticed.

by Anonymousreply 132July 20, 2021 2:44 PM

Oh, is this how the aspiring bourgeoisie is living now? Amusing.

by Anonymousreply 133July 20, 2021 3:22 PM

I would much rather live in the penthouse at 15 Central Park West. Limestone Jesus. Now THAT'S a beautiful building!

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by Anonymousreply 134July 20, 2021 3:41 PM

Those places aren't really designed for living. They're designed for money laundering.

by Anonymousreply 135July 20, 2021 3:46 PM

That's an awful penthouse, r134. The good apartments are in the House, not the Tower. In the House, you're right above the trees and it's like looking out over a shoreline. The tower apartments have terrible floorplans and they're too high above the trees. And that was god awful renovation they did.

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by Anonymousreply 136July 20, 2021 3:50 PM

I'm sure there are safety systems in place but I can't imagine being in this unit when there is a fire on a lower floor.

by Anonymousreply 137July 20, 2021 4:18 PM

I would be a nervous wreck in a place like that. I would much rather have a lovely townhouse on the UES.

by Anonymousreply 138July 20, 2021 4:22 PM

I'd rather live in the The Glass Tower condos than on the UES.

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by Anonymousreply 139July 20, 2021 4:32 PM

$169 M and no balcony, no rooftop, no outdoors space?

by Anonymousreply 140July 20, 2021 4:39 PM

How come no one talks about how disgusting and weird Ryan Serhant's feet look? It's like an Italian statue - oddly long toes, slightly curved.

by Anonymousreply 141July 20, 2021 4:49 PM

This is ridiculous, no building is worth that amount, not even Versailles. It's ugly, it's dated, the guy on the video rmaotf, that suit.3 sizes too small to boot. was there a leak in his basement ? America is over

by Anonymousreply 142July 20, 2021 4:58 PM

Beige is the new off white,

by Anonymousreply 143July 20, 2021 5:13 PM

[Quote]I’m curious about the garbage shoot in such an apartment. When you dump your trash, do all 95 floors hear it careening to the garbage room? Bombs away!

Not too far off:

The worst of the cacophony comes from the communal garbage chute, which “sounds like a bomb” when bags tumble down.

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by Anonymousreply 144July 20, 2021 5:26 PM

America is OOH-VAAAH, R142

by Anonymousreply 145July 20, 2021 5:35 PM

R145 the window dont open

by Anonymousreply 146July 20, 2021 5:40 PM

in case someone pulls a "Clapton Jr"

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by Anonymousreply 147July 20, 2021 5:42 PM

It’s too high to have an open roof deck but they could’ve put in a pool or something. What could possibly go wrong?

by Anonymousreply 148July 20, 2021 5:45 PM

Imagine living on the low floors with those huge windows. You’d have to keep the blinds closed all the time for any privacy.

by Anonymousreply 149July 20, 2021 5:47 PM

Isn't this the tower JLo lived in? I wouldn't want to live there. The vertigo and constant swaying in high winds would be enough to give me the shivers. No thanks. If I was a millionaire or billionaire I'd rather live somewhere else.

by Anonymousreply 150July 20, 2021 5:49 PM

[quote]Imagine living on the low floors with those huge windows. You’d have to keep the blinds closed all the time for any privacy.

You never see apartments on the low floors. Imagine living on the second floor of that size skyscraper. It would be very odd.

by Anonymousreply 151July 20, 2021 6:24 PM

[quote]You never see apartments on the low floors.

Those floors on such buildings are dedicated to the building's machinery. Storage rooms. Gyms, pools, spas, restaurants, maid's quarters etc.

by Anonymousreply 152July 20, 2021 6:31 PM

Also often times office space.

by Anonymousreply 153July 20, 2021 6:32 PM

[quote]maid's quarters


by Anonymousreply 154July 20, 2021 6:33 PM

R154 Servants' quarters.

Is that better?

by Anonymousreply 155July 20, 2021 6:36 PM

[quote]The worst of the cacophony comes from the communal garbage chute, which “sounds like a bomb” when bags tumble down.

They need to send in an investigative journalist. It would make the best TV documentary.

I guess they'd have to rent a place - pretend they were tenants.

by Anonymousreply 156July 20, 2021 6:36 PM

[quote][R154] Servants' quarters. Is that better?

No, I prefer the first.

by Anonymousreply 157July 20, 2021 6:37 PM

Meh, R134.

by Anonymousreply 158July 20, 2021 6:37 PM

That guy comes across as a cheeseball. Is his video really trying to appeal to people who can spend $169,000,000? It looks more like it was made for "lifestyles of the rich and famous" type tv show.

by Anonymousreply 159July 20, 2021 6:38 PM

The money is ridiculous - they'll have to lower the price significantly.

by Anonymousreply 160July 20, 2021 7:06 PM

I know someone who lives on 57th on a high floor who used to have AMAZING views of the UES and CP. Or at least he did until this monstrosity got built and took away his view. I'm imagine he took a loss when he sold.

by Anonymousreply 161July 20, 2021 7:23 PM

When the building first opened, many of the buyers who forked over millions for an apartment there spent more money customizing it and replacing the original cheeseball fixtures and what-not. There were so many workers showing up every day, they had to wait anywhere from an hour to 90 minutes in the line for the service elevator. Ditto for end of day.

by Anonymousreply 162July 20, 2021 7:46 PM

Please, please, when this DOES sell, let's be sure to bump this thread and dish about the new owner and their lack of taste.

by Anonymousreply 163July 20, 2021 7:59 PM

I wouldn't live in a building that sways in the wind for free. Fuck, that would be nerve-wracking.

by Anonymousreply 164July 20, 2021 8:50 PM

[quote]I wouldn't live in a building that sways in the wind for free.

If you had a spare $169,000,000 you might feel differently.

by Anonymousreply 165July 20, 2021 8:52 PM

If I had a spare $169,000,000 I wouldn't spend it on an apartment.

by Anonymousreply 166July 20, 2021 8:54 PM

[quote]I wouldn't live in a building that sways in the wind for free. Fuck, that would be nerve-wracking.

It's the sound of the bombs going off at 2 in the morning when people throw their shit down the chute that would bother me. I guess there's white noise apps. You'd have to have it on permanently.

by Anonymousreply 167July 20, 2021 8:56 PM

I'm just baffled that OP's video is something that is supposed to convince potential buyers, the richest of the richest, to fork over that much money to live there.

Obviously, I am an absolute outsider (aka broke as hell), and nothing in this clip would make me go Futurama's Fry "Shut up and take my money!".

For that amount of money, you could build yourself a custom-made, self-sustaining lair that survives any coming apocalyptic catastrophe (nature or nuclear).

by Anonymousreply 168July 20, 2021 9:00 PM

[quote]I know someone who lives on 57th on a high floor who used to have AMAZING views of the UES and CP. Or at least he did until this monstrosity got built and took away his view. I'm imagine he took a loss when he sold.

What are you talking about?

This building does not in any way block views of the UES or CP from 57th street.

This building is south of 57th.

by Anonymousreply 169July 20, 2021 9:03 PM

I was baffled by that post as well R169 but I said nothing.

by Anonymousreply 170July 20, 2021 9:05 PM

If you lived in that building and there was a fire you would be totally FUCKED.

by Anonymousreply 171July 20, 2021 9:24 PM

$169 million and they've got exposed curtain rods all over the damn place. They couldn't spring for cornice boards to hide that shit?

I'm sorry, but I have a massive aversion to exposed curtain rods. It just shows poor taste.

by Anonymousreply 172July 20, 2021 9:31 PM

[quote]They couldn't spring for cornice boards to hide that shit?

[quote]I'm sorry, but I have a massive aversion to exposed curtain rods. It just shows poor taste.

Is this more to your liking r172? Is it classy and refined enough for you?

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by Anonymousreply 173July 20, 2021 9:35 PM

Not my personal style, but at least it looks finished.

by Anonymousreply 174July 20, 2021 9:36 PM

How much if you empty the place of the crappy furnishings?

by Anonymousreply 175July 20, 2021 9:55 PM

If this penthouse is a-rockin', don't come a knockin'.

by Anonymousreply 176July 20, 2021 10:03 PM

[quote]I'm sorry, but I have a massive aversion to exposed curtain rods. It just shows poor taste.

You know little about interior design.

Exposed curtain rods are perfectly fine and do note denote "poor taste".

by Anonymousreply 177July 20, 2021 10:03 PM

^ "do not denote poor taste"

by Anonymousreply 178July 20, 2021 10:04 PM

[quote] This building does not in any way block views of the UES or CP from 57th street.

Ah! You’re right, my mistake. I was confusing it with 111 W. 57th. Both are hideous.

by Anonymousreply 179July 20, 2021 11:15 PM

111 is ON 57th street. It does not block views of the UES or CP from other buildings along the avenue.

by Anonymousreply 180July 20, 2021 11:29 PM

Yes, it does. It’s on the north side and blocks the view of building on the south side of the street.

by Anonymousreply 181July 21, 2021 12:10 AM

The art is great. But sorry I think the interior design is shyt. But hey that’s one big commission if he sells it.

by Anonymousreply 182July 21, 2021 12:24 AM

R181 The poster wrote: "I know someone who lives on 57th on a high floor ..."

There's the Millennium Tower but the views from that building were interfered with years ago by 157 57th.

But even so, views are not guaranteed in NYC.

by Anonymousreply 183July 21, 2021 12:25 AM

You couldn't pay me to live on fucking 57th St.

by Anonymousreply 184July 21, 2021 12:26 AM

This area isn't that bad, it's less busy than those on 6 ave.

by Anonymousreply 185July 21, 2021 12:55 AM

Everything is orange in the penthouse. Horrible colors.

by Anonymousreply 186July 21, 2021 1:03 AM

That building sticks out so much from the skyline, can a plane just ram through it

by Anonymousreply 187July 21, 2021 1:04 AM

Well, the Arabs don't exactly have good taste. Have you seen the ornate decors of their palaces, it's like that orange turd's ph in trump tower

by Anonymousreply 188July 21, 2021 1:16 AM

It’s more an instrument for money laundering than a place to live in.

by Anonymousreply 189July 21, 2021 12:22 PM

For that price it should be at least 5 floors with everything from a bowling alley to a spa, pool and staff of HOT naked men with their legs in the air.

by Anonymousreply 190July 21, 2021 12:42 PM

As far as high rises with blocked views, there's The Park Imperial. 20 years ago this was 432 Park/111 W 57th. Their views continue to be more and more obstructed and lots of units have sold at a loss, but it's on 56th.

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by Anonymousreply 191July 21, 2021 12:49 PM

Why do all these apartments have bathtubs? Who the hell takes baths anymore?

by Anonymousreply 192July 21, 2021 4:10 PM

The hookers like them for taking a whore's bath after servicing the clients.

by Anonymousreply 193July 21, 2021 4:17 PM

[quote]Why do all these apartments have bathtubs? Who the hell takes baths anymore?

Do you honestly expect a super luxury building to have apartments with only showers?

by Anonymousreply 194July 21, 2021 4:22 PM

[quote] It's the sound of the bombs going off at 2 in the morning when people throw their shit down the chute that would bother me.

That’s the benefit of being on the 69th floor out of 69 floors.

by Anonymousreply 195July 21, 2021 5:14 PM

[quote]Why do all these apartments have bathtubs? Who the hell takes baths anymore?

For that price it should have an indoor swimming pool.

by Anonymousreply 196July 21, 2021 5:20 PM

I think the huge price is a publicity stunt.

by Anonymousreply 197July 21, 2021 5:34 PM

Bathtubs are for small children and fraus. You always need to install them if you want to sell to a family.

by Anonymousreply 198July 21, 2021 9:10 PM

The huge, unrealistic price is nothing but a coded solicitation/invitation for laundered money.

by Anonymousreply 199July 21, 2021 9:25 PM

I remember this exact look on a maître d' at an Italian restaurant in1973. He had a red version too.

by Anonymousreply 200July 21, 2021 10:09 PM

I like the way he pauses between "432" and "Park Avenue" and looks reverently out the window.

by Anonymousreply 201July 22, 2021 12:02 AM

Can you imagine the sordid types that Ryan does business with? Warlords; dictators, arms dealers... a who’s who of international gangsters.

Anything for a buck.

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by Anonymousreply 203July 22, 2021 2:15 AM

I’d be glued to the window seats. What views.

by Anonymousreply 204July 22, 2021 5:38 AM

I would buy a 50 millions house to live in and a 20 millions house for renting out, and the rest I would spend on my retirement.

Whoever buy this crap place are a idiot.

by Anonymousreply 205July 22, 2021 9:52 AM

What is a “Clapton Jr.”, R147?

by Anonymousreply 206July 22, 2021 11:16 AM

I couldn't get past the orange curtains.

by Anonymousreply 207July 22, 2021 1:14 PM

The seller told the decorator to “Just fill the spaces. Who cares if it is elegant or well thought out. Just get some expensive shit in here so we can move this white elephant.”

by Anonymousreply 208July 22, 2021 1:32 PM

The blazer he's wearing in the video is hideous!

I wonder how much the interior designer was paid to "design" this place. The owner should get a refund.

by Anonymousreply 209July 22, 2021 1:33 PM

The more I think about it, the more this video encapsulates the decline of civilization. You've got an eyesore of a skyscraper, obviously designed for the money-laundering of international oligarch with nothing more aesthetic in mind than the novelty of a Lego tower. They're asking a ridiculous amount of money for the penthouse, which is indistinguishable from the other units in the building except for its better views of distant jets landing at LaGuardia and a collection of banal, designer-brand furniture (complete with a weird-looking grand piano). The salesman is a vaguely experienced tv personality; the whole presentation is made to appeal to an easily impressed tv audience, rather than to anyone who would actually be buying the place (not for the asking price, and not to live there).

The current Gilded Age can't hold a candle to the last one, which lined Park and the other avenues with real pieces of architecture that people lived in and justifiably bragged about.

by Anonymousreply 210July 22, 2021 2:10 PM

Rafael Viñoly’s reputation will forever be tainted by this monstrosity. It’s like Albert Speer designed a cooling tower. All starchitects are whores but this one takes the cake.

by Anonymousreply 211July 22, 2021 2:17 PM

R206 He's referring to Eric Clapton, whose infant child fell out the window of their high-rise apartment and was killed. Clapton Jr. would be someone in a similar situation, ie, living in a high rise with opening windows, although they may not win a Grammy for their efforts.

by Anonymousreply 212July 22, 2021 2:53 PM

Ah, thanks, I was referring to the SAC episode, which he correctly posted.

by Anonymousreply 213July 22, 2021 3:12 PM

When there are strong winds blowing the building back and forth at the very top you could do a Lucy or Jerry Lewis comedy routine all over that apartment especially the bathroom and the kitchen.

by Anonymousreply 214July 22, 2021 3:51 PM

You'll see him in heaven R206

by Anonymousreply 215July 22, 2021 3:57 PM

I was sort of OK with all of it until he sat in the "Bentley" couch in the library.

That thing reclines just like my Nana's Broyhill sectional sofa.

Pretty much symbolic of the whole place: dress it up in finery all you want, a recliner is just a recliner.

by Anonymousreply 216July 22, 2021 4:42 PM

What's the difference between a baby and a bag of cocaine?

Eric Clapton never would've let a bag of cocaine fall out a window.

by Anonymousreply 217July 22, 2021 7:54 PM

And he drew attention to his ugly shoes, R216.

by Anonymousreply 218July 22, 2021 7:55 PM

Does he have arthritis? He grunts and wheezes while getting into that silly little tub as if he's lifting 300 pounds. Maybe his clothes are just too tight.

by Anonymousreply 219July 22, 2021 8:00 PM

^^they're squeezing his balls.

by Anonymousreply 220July 22, 2021 8:13 PM

Is this the building that sways - significantly - in high winds?

by Anonymousreply 221July 22, 2021 8:14 PM

All I know about the building is that a pix was taken of ARod taking a dump. Charming.

by Anonymousreply 222July 22, 2021 8:21 PM

[quote]they're squeezing his balls.

What balls?

by Anonymousreply 223July 22, 2021 10:01 PM

Are those Hermès curtains? Maybe that's why they are orange.

I had to watch with the sound off, didn't want to hear his terrible voice and he should fire his stylist!

by Anonymousreply 224July 23, 2021 6:25 AM

Arod's apt was on a low floor.

I don't think having a fire place is a great idea. What if there is a fire? It would take the firefighters forever to climb up those stairs!

by Anonymousreply 225July 23, 2021 6:26 AM

24 windows. Who and how do they clean them?

by Anonymousreply 226July 23, 2021 6:32 AM

R226 If a birds a nice diarrhea in front of the window,,how do you clean it?

by Anonymousreply 227July 23, 2021 10:34 AM

I got vertigo just looking at the video. And only one floor?? Wtf. The dining room chairs look horrible actually everything looks horrible.

by Anonymousreply 228July 23, 2021 11:21 AM

[quote]I got vertigo just looking at the video

Careful how you go, gurl!

by Anonymousreply 229July 23, 2021 12:04 PM

Everything in the apt is branded, like from Fendi, Hermes, Bentley etc...But you know sometimes you look at the fashion shows, their designs are ugly as fuck but just coz it's lux brand, it's supposed to be "good".

by Anonymousreply 230July 23, 2021 1:53 PM

The owner obviously has no taste, thinking just because items are from lux brands, they are "good". I had a relative who bought all Versace furniture for her new house...can you imagine how horrible it looked? she thought it looked great coz it's from Versace!

by Anonymousreply 231July 23, 2021 1:57 PM

Must look like a bordello r231

by Anonymousreply 232July 23, 2021 2:25 PM

The “library” triggers claustrophobia and was clearly designed for somebody who never opens a book (other than a coffee table book).

by Anonymousreply 233July 23, 2021 2:36 PM

This all can be your for a cool 160 mill.

The money laundering angle gets my vote for this one too.

by Anonymousreply 234July 23, 2021 2:41 PM

The owner is a money laundering Oil Arab- of course he has no taste. How many women did he piss and shit on there.

by Anonymousreply 235July 23, 2021 2:57 PM

[quote] How many women did he piss and shit on there.

Including Chelsea Handler, probably one

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by Anonymousreply 236July 23, 2021 3:15 PM

[quote]I don't think having a fire place is a great idea. What if there is a fire? It would take the firefighters forever to climb up those stairs!

You really think people have wood hauled up there?

There are no wood burning fireplaces in new construction in NYC.

by Anonymousreply 237July 23, 2021 4:26 PM

I'd be curious to see it decorated in Fifth Avenue High WASP, by, say, Bunny Williams.

by Anonymousreply 238July 23, 2021 4:44 PM

It’s too high. And the space isn’t great for the money.

by Anonymousreply 239July 23, 2021 4:50 PM

The highest floors at 432 Park were indeed built with wood burning fireplaces.

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by Anonymousreply 240July 23, 2021 9:03 PM

Correction: it looks like a hotel lobby built inside a walk-in meat cooler.

by Anonymousreply 241July 29, 2021 8:45 AM

[quote]The highest floors at 432 Park were indeed built with wood burning fireplaces.

Wouldn't want that job.

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