House of Outrageous Fortune

House of Outrageous Fortune

Fifteen Central Park West, the World's Most Powerful Address

Book - 2014
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"The new-money wonderland that's sprung up on the southwest rim of Central Park. A dishy exposé of today's wealthiest and most famous. This colorful story of the apartment building at 15 Central Park West. The building's inspired genesis, costly construction, and the flashy international lifestyle it has brought to a once benighted and socially déclassé Manhattan neighborhood. With penthouses that cost almost $100 million, Fifteen is the most outrageously successful, insanely expensive, titanically tycoon-stuffed real estate development of the twenty-first century. And any building that's home to such unimaginable wealth and heavyweight egos -- its cast of characters includes Denzel Washington, Sting, Alex Rodriguez, Norman Lear, NASCAR's Jeff Gordon, hedge fund heads Daniel Loeb and Daniel Och, Russian and Chinese oligarchs, and top executives of Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, AIG, Disney, Google, and Yahoo!, among many more -- will be chock-full of jaw-dropping excess. Gross won unprecedented access to the scions of the fabled Zeckendorf real estate dynasty; their financial backers, Goldman Sachs and Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer; and their "starchitect," Robert A. M. Stern. More than just an apartment building, 15CPW represents a massive paradigm shift in the lifestyle of New York's rich and famous -- and is a bellwether of the city's changing social and financial landscape. With its dazzling detail, this book reveals the private lives of the .01 percent"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Atria Books, 2014
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition
Description: xix, 394 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), plans ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781451666199
Branch Call Number: 974.71 Gro


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