Rupert Murdoch buys One Madison penthouse in Manhattan for $57.25M

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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, 82, executive chairman of News Corp, publisher of The Wall Street Journal and chairman of CEO of 21st Century Fox, has recently come into possession of floors 57 to 60 sprawled over 10,160 square feet and which consists of two independent units: a triplex penthouse covering 6,850 square feet and an apartment made up of three bedrooms just under it. Totalling five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, the penthouse has a 586-square-foot wraparound terrace and a private elevator.

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One Madison, a 60-unit tower building,  rises at at the south-east corner of  Madison Square Park having the entrance on 22nd Street,  at the heart of New York’s most dynamic destinations where fringe art, entertainment and gourmet cuisine meet. The floor-to-ceiling windows in the luxury four-floor penthouse in this building looks over Madison Square Park and enjoys stunning views of the Hudson and East rivers and the Empire State Building. The penthouse has yet to be finished and decorated, as it was purchased in ‘raw’ condition. The billionnaire has access to the 10,000 square feet of Yabu Pushelberg-designed amenities including top-of-the-line fitness center, indoor pool, spa with glass-enclosed steam room, yoga room, screening room and catering kitchen staffed with butlers.

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Murdoch’s previous residence was a Fifth Avenue penthouse which he has left to his wife of 13 years, Wendi Deng, after their recent divorce. Following the divorce Murdoch acquired a $28.9M Bel-Air winery estate sitting on 13 prime acres.