By Michael Gross
America’s most appropriate chronicler of the .01 % and bestselling writer of 740 Park finds the social drama and soaking up company saga of Manhattan’s record-setting address.
In actual estate–obsessed ny, no new construction has captured the city’s imagination—or as lots of its richest residents—as Fifteen vital Park West.
In House of Outrageous Fortune, America’s optimal chronicler of the higher crust, journalist and bestselling writer Michael Gross, turns his gimlet eye at the new-money wonderland that’s sprung up at the southwest rim of significant Park. blending an soaking up company epic with hilarious social comedy, Gross creates a dishy exposé of today’s wealthiest and most renowned. This colourful tale recounts the recordsetting building’s encouraged genesis, high priced building, and the flashy foreign way of life it has delivered to a as soon as benighted and socially déclassé big apple neighborhood.
With concierge-staffed lobbies, a walnut-lined library, a lavish screening room, a personal sixty-seat eating place delivering citizens room carrier, a gymnasium whole with a seventy-foot swimming pool, and penthouses that fee nearly $100 million, Fifteen is the main outrageously winning, insanely dear, titanically tycoon-stuffed genuine property improvement of the twenty-first century. And any development that’s domestic to such incredible wealth and heavyweight egos—its solid of characters comprises Denzel Washington, Sting, Alex Rodriguez, Norman Lear, NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon, hedge fund heads Daniel Loeb and Daniel Och, Russian and chinese language oligarchs, and best executives of Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, AIG, Disney, Google, and Yahoo!, between many more—will be chock-full of jaw-dropping excess.
Gross received unparalleled entry to the folks at the back of this immediately mythical development, together with the scions of the fabled Zeckendorf genuine property dynasty; their monetary backers, Goldman Sachs and Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer; and their “starchitect,” Robert A. M. Stern. Then he drilled prior its limestone façade to ferret out the tales Fifteen’s fathers and its citizens don’t wish advised.
More than simply an condominium development, 15CPW represents an enormous paradigm shift within the way of life of recent York’s wealthy and famous—and is a bellwether of the city’s altering social and monetary panorama. With its fantastic element, House of Outrageous Fortune is a sweeping background of these alterations, and it pulls open vast the gilded partitions of Fifteen to bare the personal lives of that .01 percentage.