Towards a record: a US$250 million apartment in New York

Towards a record: a US$250 million apartment in New York

UPDATE DAY

The Central Park Tower, the world's tallest residential condominium, is on course to smash a new record with its apartment on sale for US$250 million. 

The triplex penthouse, located at 217 West 57th Street, Billionaire's Lane, is set to hit the market Monday for a whopping $250 million US, or more than $330 million Canadian, according to the New York Post.

If purchased at the asking price, it would become the most expensive home ever sold in the country. Such a large purchase would crush the record currently held by billionaire Ken Griffin, who spent an estimated US$238 million on four floors across the street.

The Central Park Tower penthouse includes three levels – from the 129th to the 131st floor – with indoor space that spans approximately 17,500 square feet.

In addition, there is an outdoor terrace of 133 square meters (1,433 square feet) giving breathtaking views of the city, the highest private terrace in the world as well as the highest private ballroom on the planet.