Michael Dell’s has been outed as the buyer of the One57 penthouse. The property, which is for all intents and purposes the crown jewel of high-end high-rise, was purchased by the Dell Technologies CEO and founder for just under $100.5 million. The sale set a record for the city, and was carried off in near-secrecy; Dell initiated the purchase of the property nearly five years ago—before the building was completed—with the sale closing two years later.
What sort of condo does $100.47 million buy? Well, eking over the border of nine figures gets you about a thousand feet off the ground: a starry residence in the Midtown sky. It also buys you one whopper of an eagle-eye view of the Park, an astonishing survey of the idyllic; the building draws its inspiration, and perhaps its greater context, from the unique New York balance of cityscape and Central Park.
The duplex penthouse condo extends to nearly 11,000 square feet, with six bedrooms and six baths throughout. Dell commissioned Miró Rivera to transform the 89th– and 90th-floor property into an ultimate residence.
Residential sale records for Manhattan do not stand for long, however. A pending sale of a penthouse at 220 Central Park South—a building completed in 2016, three years after One57—will assume the mantle if it closes. That unit is reportedly under contract at over $200 million.