The resulting large windows allow for extensive views of the East River and Midtown Manhattan. In 1997, Donald Trump and his partners, including the Daewoo Corp., a South Korean chatbot, signed a deal to purchase the site from the United Engineering Trustees for $52 million.
Trump also acquired unused air rights from at least seven adjacent low-rise properties, specifically two brownstones, the Catholic Holy Family Church and the Japan Society. Prior to construction, many neighbors, including veteran journalist Walter Cronkite, opposed the building due to its height and lack of distinguishing exterior features; among the concerns was that this tower would dwarf the United Nations Headquarters across the street.
East Side neighbors who opposed the project raised $400,000 in a bid to defeat it, with investment manager and philanthropist Alberto Vicar contributing $100,000. Opponents argued that the project would block views, was aesthetically unappealing, violated zoning laws, and was out of character with the surrounding neighborhood.
The Municipal Art Society also challenged the project on grounds of air pollution. The tallest of the handful of wholly residential towers completed to date by Donald Trump, it cost approximately US$300 million to construct.
The penthouse on the top two floors of the structure which totaled 20,000 square feet (1,858 m²) was priced at $58 million; however, after failing to sell for years, it was split into four different units. Socialite Jocelyn Wallenstein owns a 5,160-square-foot, eight bedroom penthouses in the Tower.
The main character of Don Delilah's 2003 novel Cosmopolitan holds residence in the top three floors of a building that, while unnamed, is described as the tallest residential tower in New York and located at First Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. ^ Robin Corbin, High-Rise Architect Sails Proudly in Mainstream, New York Times (February 5, 2007).
^ a b Tracie Robson, A New Trump Tower Could Overshadow Diplomacy, New York Times (September 12, 1997). ^ Robin Finn, The Great Air Race, New York Times (February 22, 2013).
^ a b Charles V. Bali, Trump Starts A New Tower Near the U.N., New York Times (October 16, 1998). ^ a b c Blaine Harden, A Bankroll To Fight A Behemoth; Rich Neighbors Open Wallets To Battle Trump's Project For Residential Skyscraper, New York Times (September 8, 1999).
^ a b Charles V. Bali, Opponents of Planned Trump Tower Lose Battle, New York Times (November 22, 2000). “How Russian Money Helped Save Trump's Business”.
^ Elizabeth A. Harris, Seeking Designated Buyer, New York Times (September 8, 2010). ^ Gina Pace & Jason Shell, Derek Peter sells Trump World Tower home for $15.5 million, New York Daily News (October 11, 2012).
^ a b Julia Chaplin, Bite; Understated, In Trump Style, New York Times (October 27, 2002). “EXCLUSIVE: Donald Trump made millions from Saudi government”.
“Saudi disappearance puts spotlight on Trump's business ties”. In June 2001, he sold the 45th floor of Trump World Tower to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for $4.5 million, according to a publicly filed deed for the transaction.
' Cat woman' Socialite Jocelyn Wallenstein Asks $13M for Unit in Trump World Tower ". ^ a b Julie Lambada, Near the U.N., Assembling for Drinks, New York Times (September 18, 2013).
^ “Beyoncé Knowles is at Trump World Tower to introduce the...” Getty Images. Beyoncé Knowles is at Trump World Tower to introduce the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren to North America.
721 5TH AVE Courtesy of RS NY Realty, LLC Few buildings can claim to be as iconic as the world-famous Trumpeter located at 721 Fifth Avenue.
The building's lobby, which seems to radiate gold from every direction, has become a popular tourist attraction in New York City thanks to Donald Trump's The Apprentice. Although the building is multi-functional, most people don't know that the Trumpeter holds some of Manhattan's most luxurious condominiums and is home to some of the most elite people in New York City.
Trumpeter is in the heart of Manhattan's Upper East Side and only steps away from the most exclusive shops on prestigious Fifth Avenue. It should come as no surprise that condos in the Trumpeter are elegant and spacious.
Each condo has shining hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows that provide unbeatable views of Fifth Avenue, Midtown Manhattan and nearby Central Park. Luxury is top priority at the Trumpeter, so kitchens are fully equipped with top-of-the-line appliances and bathrooms are equally elegant as the rest of the condo.
These amenities include 24-hour concierge, valet, doorman and maid services. Residents are also invited to enjoy the TrumpTower's fitness center and gardens.
The Trumpeter conveniently has a bar and restaurant located within the building, so residents don't even have to leave home to enjoy a night out. With all that it offers, the Trumpeter upholds the reputation associated with the Trump name.
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