Located around the corner from New York City's Central Park, standing 1,396 feet high, 432 Park Avenue is the tallest residential complex in the Western Hemisphere. The 96-story building, where residents began living this spring, has already been at the center of media attention, thanks to billionaire buyers and the scrutiny that has accompanied some purchases. Plus, its pencil-thin, repeating square design, masterminded by Rafael Viñoly of London's "walkie talkie tower" fame, changed Manhattan's iconic skyline.
It's only now that the 106-unit building's full suite of 30,000 square feet of amenities, including a movie screening room with 220-inch screen, 75-foot indoor pool, a billiards room and library, full fitness facility with yoga studio, have been completed. One big added perk: a private resident-only restaurant that spans an entire floor and will be manned by Michelin-starred chef Shaun Hergatt —and with it, some very fancy room service.
All of this is not cheap. At the lower end, there's a $49,000-a-month rental currently on the market, while the $95 million penthouse was reportedly purchased by a Saudi business mogul last spring. And, as Bloomberg notes, there's an added monthly fee for the amenities, too, in the range of $10,000.
In the pictures above, take a peek into building. With Manhattan's luxury real estate market flagging, this may be one of the last major luxury projects completed in the city for some time.