Check the prices on this NY high rise and who's buying
ne57, a 306-meter tower under construction in Midtown Manhattan, will soon hold the title of New York's tallest building with residences. But without fanfare from its ultraprivate future residents, it is cementing a new title: the global billionaires' club.
The buyers of the nine full-floor apartments near the top that have sold so far are all billionaires, said Gary Barnett, the president of the Extell Development Company, the building's developer.
The top-floor penthouse, which spans over 1,000 square meters, sold for about $95 million, a city record. Another duplex is under contract for more than $90 million. The other seven apartments range in price from $45 million to $50 million.
The billionaires' club includes several Americans, at least two buyers from China, a Canadian, a Nigerian and a Briton, according to Mr. Barnett and brokers who have sold apartments in the building, at 157 West 57th Street.
Wait, what?!?! Bab told us all that "rich Chinese are waiting in line to buy properties in such a premium location through a Chinese developer". What is wrong with these two Chinese billionaires? Don't they know that they need to go wait in line to buy from a Chinese developer? These rich Chinese are out of control. Perhaps XIN wasn't even involved in their transactions. How could that possibly be?