New York’s priciest listing: Pierre triplex penthouse at a jaw-dropping $125

The 12,000-square-foot penthouse in an iconic pre-war hotel, currently Manhattan’s priciest public listing, is $30M more than the city’s latest highest sale. Although some of its important downsides are the fact that, on account of the tower’s east-west orientation, the grand living room’s and the master bedroom’s windows do not overlook Central Park, the late financier and tycoon, Martin Zweig, set a record in 1999 when he purchased it for $21.5M and paid over $30,000 per month in maintenance. Failing to sell it for a $70M price tag in 2004, he withdrew it from the market. Now his widow is trying her luck.


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