June 6, 2015, 5am PDT
If taxed at an average rate, the buyer of One57's $100.5 million penthouse should have paid $1.3 million in property taxes. Instead, the property was assessed at $17,000. Here's why.
April 29, 2014, 6am PDT
Sure, it's a subjective question. Where I live, it's anything taller than four stories, at least in the local media's eyes. But from a real estate perspective, there really is a minimum number, and they are being built in record numbers in the U.S.
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April 26, 2014, 11am PDT
What is the best height to promote good urban living? It needs to be high to attain necessary density but not so high that it detracts from the quality of life, particularly for existing residents. In short, what is the Goldilocks height level?
December 24, 2013, 5am PST
As a Billionaires' Row of sky-high residences rises along 57th Street, towering above Central Park, Michael Kimmelman wonders if it's time to tame the "leggy, cloud-piercing, sliver-thin residential towers".
November 4, 2013, 2pm PST
With prices at Manhattan's new luxury towers such as One57 reaching $6,000 a square foot and up, these sky-high mansions are actually a bargain compared to other sought-after cities. The "deals" are attracting buyers from around the world.
June 10, 2013, 9am PDT
The Empire State Building's place in New York City's skyline is set to be challenged by several new residential towers, as the city experiences a height hysteria not seen since the heady days of the late 1920s.
October 31, 2012, 1pm PDT
Among the iconic images of Hurricane Sandy's devastation is sure to be the video of the construction crane on the tallest residential building under construction in NYC being toppled by hurricane force winds and left dangling perilously in Midtown.
September 23, 2012, 9am PDT
New York City's supertall skyscrapers court billionaires, selling prime real estate in the sky for tens of millions of dollars. The latest trophy building, One57, will soon become the city's tallest building with residences.
June 4, 2012, 11am PDT
Matt Shaw updates the status of New York's efforts to catch up with the global rise in super-tall residential skyscrapers.
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