A $110 million penthouse inside the celebrated Woolworth Building in New York has gone on sale. The property is unique not only for its record-breaking price tag and panoramic views of the iconic Manhattan skyline, but for the unique features of the historic landmark as well.
The top floor flat easily eclipses the previous record for a penthouse in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighbourhood, which was sold for $50.9 million in 2014. The 9,710 square feet apartment boasts 24-foot ceilings, a private lift and spans not two, but five floors.
The interiors have been left “raw”, which gives the buyer full creative freedom in deciding how many bedrooms and bathrooms they would like to have. Naturally, the services of one of the many renowned interior design firms across New York would come in handy to realize the full potential of this piece of real estate paradise.
Situated close to Wall Street and Ground Zero, the historically significant building sits on a site bought by discount shop tycoon Frank Winfield Woolworth.
It boasts its own private air observatory, 727 feet above the city, as well as a private swimming pool in the basement that is accessible only to residents of the building.
The steel and terracotta structure is built in neo-Gothic style, making it a national historic landmark, created by architect Cass Gilbert. When it was completed in 1913, it was the world’s tallest building – a title it held for 70 years.
The penthouse has a total of 125 windows and was first put on the market in 2014, but no buyers emerged.
Some of the many amenities the building has include a health club and spa with a pool, sauna and a hot tub, a wine cellar, a tasting room — and personal mail delivery. This is one of the five most iconic buildings in the world, whose architecture and significance are impossible to replicate.