By Michael Gross
In genuine estate–obsessed ny, no new construction has captured the city’s imagination—or as lots of its richest residents—as Fifteen crucial Park West.
In apartment of Outrageous Fortune, America’s premiere chronicler of the higher crust, journalist and bestselling writer Michael Gross, turns his gimlet eye at the new-money wonderland that’s sprung up at the southwest rim of primary Park. blending an soaking up company epic with hilarious social comedy, Gross creates a dishy exposé of today’s wealthiest and most famed. This colourful tale recounts the recordsetting building’s encouraged genesis, high priced development, and the flashy overseas way of life it has dropped at a as soon as benighted and socially déclassé big apple neighborhood.
With concierge-staffed lobbies, a walnut-lined library, a lavish screening room, a personal sixty-seat eating place providing citizens room provider, a gymnasium whole with a seventy-foot swimming pool, and penthouses that rate nearly $100 million, Fifteen is the main outrageously winning, insanely pricey, titanically tycoon-stuffed genuine property improvement of the twenty-first century. And any construction that’s domestic to such incredible wealth and heavyweight egos—its forged of characters contains Denzel Washington, Sting, Alex Rodriguez, Norman Lear, NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon, hedge fund heads Daniel Loeb and Daniel Och, Russian and chinese language oligarchs, and best executives of Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, AIG, Disney, Google, and Yahoo!, between many more—will be chock-full of jaw-dropping excess.
Gross received remarkable entry to the folk at the back of this immediately mythical development, together with the scions of the fabled Zeckendorf genuine property dynasty; their monetary backers, Goldman Sachs and Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer; and their “starchitect,” Robert A. M. Stern. Then he drilled earlier its limestone façade to ferret out the tales Fifteen’s fathers and its citizens don’t wish instructed.
More than simply an condominium development, 15CPW represents an enormous paradigm shift within the way of life of recent York’s wealthy and famous—and is a bellwether of the city’s altering social and monetary panorama. With its fantastic aspect, condominium of Outrageous Fortune is a sweeping heritage of these alterations, and it pulls open large the gilded partitions of Fifteen to bare the personal lives of that .01 percentage.