Top 5 Luxury Skyscrapers
There is something about living on top of the world that screams buying power, luxury of space and it’s just plain bad-ass to have the world at your feet. For the lucky ones who have millions to spare, living spaces at the world’s best penthouses could just make the cut.
According to businessinsider.com:
When it comes to the most luxurious apartments in top city centres, the only way is up.
At least that is the opinion of a number of property developers who are wooing the ultra wealthy with lavishly-appointed skyscrapers in the most prestigious of neighbourhoods, where large-scale lateral square footage is nearly impossible to find.
As well as being designed by top architects and interior designers, these luxury trophies have the added benefit of being zero-maintenance, turnkey properties.
Developed by the Candy Brothers, One Hyde Park is considered to be one of London’s most popular residential buildings. Aside from having a stellar team (architecture designed by Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners, interiors by Candy & Candy and concierge by Mandarin Oriental Hotel group), One Hyde Park also boasts of plenty of amenities for residents such as private cinema, squash court and golf-simulator.
Average Price Per Square Foot: $9,906
Penthouse Price: $165 Million
Photo credits: www.onehydepark.com
432 Park Avenue is truly a remarkable structure that stands out in the New York Skyline. Located at mid-town Manhattan, the building is the brainchild of Harry Macklowe and is the second tallest residential building in the entire city. 432 Park Avenue has an exclusive restaurant for residents designed by Bentel & Bentel and an outdoor terrace above 57th street which will be able to accommodate about 300 guests. The penthouse will have upscale features of course—including 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. Rafael Viñoly designed the building and Deborah Berke took care of the interiors.
Average Price Per Square Foot: $6,742
Penthouse Price: $95 Million
Photo credits: www.432parkavenue.com
At the towering height of 1,004 feet, One57 is the tallest residential building in all of New York. Developed by Gary Barnett’s Extell, the building formerly called Carnegie57 has 95 condos, a yoga studio, a pet grooming room and an arts and crafts atelier. Designed by French Pritzker Prize-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc and interiors by Thomas Juul-Hansen did the interiors, the building also hosts the flagship Park Hyatt New York, complete with its health club and spa.
Average Price Per Square Foot: $ 6,000
Penthouse Price: $90 Million
Photo credits: www.one57.com
South Bank Tower used to be a 30-storey building designed in 1972 by Sir Richard Seifert. Upon acquisition by CIT, the building was redesigned by Khn Pedersen Fox Associates and turned it into a 41-storey building with 191 luxury spaces. South Bank Tower offers great panoramic views of the city,including the London Eye. The penthouse is due to be finished in 2015 and it is said to be a triplex with two roof terraces.
Average Price Per Square Foot: $3,300
Penthouse Price: $90Million
Photo credits: www.uniform.net
Tour Odeon is foreseen to be the tallest building in Monaco at 550 feet once it is completed in the second quarter of this year. It towers over the area including the Mediterranean sea. Tour Odeon is a double tower which has 70 luxury apartments having floor to ceiling windows. The “Sky Penthouse” will be more than 35,000 square feet, occupying the top five floors of the building. Word has it that there will be a water slide flowing into an exclusive infinity pool. The price of the said penthouse is yet to be revealed but some say it can go as high as $387 Million.
Average Price Per Square Foot: $8,900
Penthouse Price: (top apartment)$65.7 Million
Photo credits: www.odeon.mc
Which skyscraper do you fancy?