Apparently It's Possible to Live in a Flat With Too Good of a View

Jacqueline Cleghorn

Ronson manages to find a few very wealthy people who welcome him into their penthouses.

As it happens, these are people who live in the flats that are currently some of the highest but won t be much longer, so they invent reasons for why they d so much rather be in these shorter-supertalls.

Consider the case of real estate lawyer Warren Estis, who lives on the 86th floor of what used to be the world s tallest residential building, Trump World Tower.

When looking out of his absurd home at the almost-finished mammoth at 432 Park Avenue, he can t help but express his distaste:

Estis shot its penthouse — which is, at 1,396 feet, currently the highest condominium in the world — a derisive glance.

Ugh, that sounds awful.

When Ronson double-checked the building s height with Marshall Gerometta from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Gerometta found that only the building s penthouse—four floors higher than Estis—was actually above 800 feet:

Trump was probably one of the first builders to skip floor numbers in order to inflate the total count.

Jacqueline Cleghorn
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