1) Midtown: A local New York architecture firm renovated a penthouse apartment that sits 90 stories above Manhattan, and boy, is the final product a doozy. The 18,000-square-foot home has a 30-foot waterfall, 2,000 bottle wine room, sculpture garden, teahouse, professional recording studio, and much more. Sadly, it's not for sale and the location remains a mystery.
2) Tribeca: 56 Leonard, the ultra luxe tower by Herzog & De Meuron, rose from the dead with a bang earlier this year, raising prices and setting records, and the tower continues to make headlines. Some earthly being, who already dropped untold millions on one of the condos, paid $300,000 for a 200-square-foot storage unit?and that's not even the most expensive storage unit in the building.
3) Upper West Side: A rare and stately free-standing mansion on Manhattan's Riverside Drive sold for $14 million 4) Battery Park City: In other back-from-the-dead building news, Helmut Jahn's 63-story hotel-condo tower on West Street is once again moving forward. The glassy edifice will grace the skyline by 2016, and it will be "mostly condos."
· Curbed NY [ny.curbed]