We first got wind of the potentially record-setting penthouse listing at 220 Central Park South back in March, when it was reported that the unit could sell for between $150 and $175 million. In June, sources said that a Qatari billionaire was looking to combine multiple apartments in the Robert A.M. Stern-designed building to create a $250 million mega-penthouse. Then last month, the Post speculated that another high-profile buyer was Ken Griffin, the billionaire hedge fun tycoon who is currently in the midst of a messy divorce from wife Anne Dias-Griffin (she’s asking for $1 million a month in child support). Now the paper reveals that it’s Griffin who’s looking to snatch up the $200 million+ penthouse in what’s being called the “billionaire’s bunker.”
The floor plan for Penthouse 76, via E.B. Solomont for The Real Deal
Griffin is currently battling his soon-to-be-ex wife over their homes in Aspen, Chicago, and 820 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. However, a source told the Post that “Griffin is looking to combine multiple apartments [at 220 Central Park South] into one property. The deal is worth more than $200 million.” Though this price tag seems exorbitant, Griffin, who is the founder of Chicago-based Citadel, is worth $7 billion. And according to divorce papers, his gross income is close to $100 million a month, averaging more than $68.5 million in net income (the equivalent of $2.2 million a day).
Image courtesy of Desimone Engineering
The Billionaires’ Row tower is 69 stories–950-feet–tall and will offer 118 apartments ranging in price from $30 million to more than $160 million. Construction is underway, about 1/3 of the building is sold, and completion is expected for late 2016.
If the sale goes through at $200 million or above, it will bring the building’s total sellout to more than $2.4 billion. It will also far surpass the $150 million penthouse available at the Sony Building, as well as the $100 million sale at One57, the current record holder for most expensive unit ever sold in the city.
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