A duplex penthouse of Norman Foster’s 50 United Nations Plaza has just hit the market, priced at $70 million. What make this four-bedroom duplex so special and expensive could be among other features, its own heated private pool (34-foot-long) with views of the river and midtown Manhattan. However, located on the 42nd and 43rd floors of a 43-story Manhattan skyscraper, the penthouse has four bedrooms plus staff quarters, a 525-square-foot north-facing terrace, and a 10,000-pound stainless steel spiral staircase that leads up to the second floor. The apartment also has a private internal elevator and another staircase.
Magnificent pool is surrounded by an ipe wood deck and can be accessed either from a sitting room in the master suite or the entertainment room, which has a free-standing gas fireplace and catering kitchen. The master suite has two bathrooms, one with a tub overlooking the East River.
The apartment, which first went up for sale in 2013, is being sold by developers Zeckendorf Development and Global Holdings.
This duplex penthouse can be combined with the full-floor apartment below for a total price of just under $100 million.