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    We are the non-dweebs.

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    Nice view. No idea why the other pics didn't post, but there are some stunning renderings in the bottom link.

    Lap of luxury: One57’s cheapest apartment is ONLY $7.35 million

    By Jason Sheftell
    Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 9:20 PM


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    Forget bold-name celebrities and clean-up hitters. Dignitaries, princesses and prime ministers are the first to tour the sales office of ONE57, Manhattan's newest luxury condominium, the News has learned.
    And the penthouse of the residential tower -- a $115 million, 10,923-square-foot duplex on the 89th and 90th floor -- is poised to become New York City real estate’s new top prize
    The luxe pad has 23-foot ceilings and nearly 58-foot windows overlooking Central Park from its perch between Sixth and Seventh Aves.

    Wrapped in marble slabs, master bathrooms in the upper floor apartments sport two commodes, as well as floor-to-ceiling, custom-made Walnut cabinetry and flat screen televisions. And the bathrooms are as large as studio apartments on Central Park South renting for $2,500 per month.
    "This was built to be bigger and better than anything else in the world," says ONE57 developer Gary Barnett, President of Extell Development Corporation, who walks the global dignitaries through the recently opened sales office himself. "You have to take advantage of every opportunity to build the highest quality. I like to build big, beautiful things. That's what people want."

    According to Barnett, three New York City real estate brokers have already earned $3 million in commissions at the building, which is 30 % sold in just three months. Home prices are already averaging $6,000 per square-foot, higher than most resales at 15 Central Park West or any nearby property.
    "This building fundamentally changes the highest of high-end markets," says Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group president Kelly Kennedy Mack, a sales consultant on the project. "And I don't just mean here in New York. It raises the bar all over the world. Buyers are walking in, taking one look and writing checks. They aren't even asking questions."
    RELATED: Prices of Manhattan apartments surge 80% in 10 years

    The sales office is by appointment only -- and even the pitch is dramatic. After watching a two-minute film about the building set to classical music, potential buyers view architectural models of the site. Then floor plans light up a curved IMAX-sized screen in a library area accessorized with a giant aquarium.
    In the model area, two kitchens -- one dark with Macassar ebony, the other hand-painted white -- come with the latest Miele appliances and hidden, built-in chairs. White Onyx, one of the most expensive stones in the world, line powder room walls.
    Extell is on a roll. The Rushmore -- an Extell project on Riverside Boulevard where Yankee Alex Rodriguez recently sold his apartment for a $2.5 million profit eight months after he bought it -- is 90 % sold.

    http://bestplaces.nydailynews.com/st...ly-735-million

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    For all of the money this building cost (and will be making), it's a shame it did not go the Robert Stern classic-limestone route... or maybe something like Gehry's Beekman.

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    In that area limestone is better.

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    I wonder how the Drake site is taking this news. I guess we are seeing how many really rich perople there are in this world. 7 mil to start. wow!!!

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    February 10th, 2012

    (Sorry about the haziness, shooting through dirty windows sucks. Also this is my older/not so good camera haha. But hey look, you can see people on top! )






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    It looks very large from that angle because of the L shaped footprint.

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    Have they gotten to that point where it gets smaller in the final floors yet? What is the estimate on how many floors to go?


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    Default Xanadu on 57th Street--Governor Christie would plotz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peteynyc1 View Post
    Have they gotten to that point where it gets smaller in the final floors yet?
    The Carnegie Hall Tower is 757 feet. That's about the height of the setback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidtownApt View Post

    Xanadu on 57th Street--Governor Christie would plotz
    Metropolitan & Carnegie Tower inhabitants must be thrilled. Imagine seeing that out your window every day.

    From Central Park it might end up appearing very very very pushy.

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    Isn't that the point?

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    twue.

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    I'm not quite getting why some posters are comparing it to Xanadu.

    Folks realize that the glass isn't blue, right? That's protective covering.

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