X

Sign Up




READARA
House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, the World's Most Powerful Address

Overall Rating

NA

Reviews

NA

House Of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, The World's Most Powerful Address

In real estate" obsessed New York, no new building has captured the city's imagination or as many of its richest residents as Fifteen Central Park West.

In House of Outrageous Fortune, America's foremost chronicler of the upper crust, journalist and bestselling author Michael Gross, turns his gimlet eye on the new-money wonderland that's sprung up on the southwest rim of Central Park. Mixing an absorbing business epic with hilarious social comedy, Gross creates a dishy expos of today's wealthiest and most famous. This colorful story recounts the recordsetting building's inspired genesis, costly construction, and the flashy international lifestyle it has brought to a once benighted and socially d class Manhattan neighborhood.

With two concierge-staffed lobbies, a walnut-lined library, a lavish screening room, a private sixty-seat restaurant offering residents room service, a health club complete with a seventy-foot swimming pool, and penthouses that cost almost $100 million, Fifteen is the most outrageously successful, insanely expensive, titanically tycoon-stuffed real estate development of the twenty-first century. And any building that's home to such unimaginable wealth and heavyweight egos its cast of characters includes Denzel Washington, Sting, Alex Rodriguez, Norman Lear, NASCAR's Jeff Gordon, hedge fund heads Daniel Loeb and Daniel Och, Russian and Chinese oligarchs, and top executives of Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, AIG, Disney, Google, and Yahoo!, among many more will be chock-full of jaw-dropping excess.

Gross won unprecedented access to the people behind this instantly legendary building, including the scions of the fabled Zeckendorf real estate dynasty; their financial backers, Goldman Sachs and Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer; and their "'starchitect," Robert A. M. Stern. Then he drilled past its limestone fa ade to ferret out the stories Fifteen's fathers and its residents don't want told.

More than just an apartment building, 15CPW represents a massive paradigm shift in the lifestyle of New York's rich and famous and is a bellwether of the city's changing social and financial landscape. With its dazzling detail, House of Outrageous Fortune is a sweeping history of those changes, and it pulls open wide the gilded walls of Fifteen to reveal the private lives of that .01 percent.

Atria Books

Atria Books

No image

Michael Gross

No of Pages
416
Publisher
Atria Books
ISBN-13
9781451666199
Awards
None
Book Format
Hardcover
Published Date
Mar 11, 2014

Circles

Not in any circle

Book Journey

Reviews [0]

Likes [0]

Recommends [0]

Bookshelf [0]

Table of Contents

No data Found

About Michael Gross

No data Found

Other Books by Author

other books by authors
Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women
Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women
Author :
Michael Gross
Publisher :
It Books
Published Date :
Sep 27, 2011
No of Pages :
576
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Urban
other books by authors
Rogues' Gallery: The Secret Story of the Lust, Lies, Greed, and Betrayals That Made the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Rogues' Gallery: The Secret Story of the Lust, Lies, Greed, and Betrayals That Made the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Author :
Michael Gross
Publisher :
Broadway Books
Published Date :
May 11, 2010
No of Pages :
576
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Urban
other books by authors
Museums and their Communities (Leicester Readers in Museum Studies)
Museums and their Communities (Leicester Readers in Museum Studies)
Author :
Michael Gross
Publisher :
Routledge
Published Date :
Sep 13, 2007
No of Pages :
592
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Urban
other books by authors
740 Park: The Story of the World's Richest Apartment Building
740 Park: The Story of the World's Richest Apartment Building
Author :
Michael Gross
Publisher :
Broadway Books
Published Date :
Oct 10, 2006
No of Pages :
576
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Urban
other books by authors
Interpreting the Art Museum
Interpreting the Art Museum
Author :
Michael Gross
Publisher :
MuseumsEtc
Published Date :
Oct 13, 2015
No of Pages :
404
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Urban

More Urban Related Books

other Related books
Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools
Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools
Author :
Jonathan Kozol
Publisher :
Broadway Books
Published Date :
Jul 24, 2012
No of Pages :
336
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Urban
other Related books
There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America
There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America
Author :
Alex Kotlowitz
Publisher :
Doubleday
Published Date :
Jan 5, 1992
No of Pages :
323
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Urban
other Related books
Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans
Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans
Author :
Gary Krist
Publisher :
Broadway Books
Published Date :
Jun 16, 2015
No of Pages :
448
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Urban
other Related books
Living and Dying in Brick City: Stories from the Front Lines of an Inner-City E.R.
Living and Dying in Brick City: Stories from the Front Lines of an Inner-City E.R.
Author :
Sampson Davis, Lisa Frazier Page
Publisher :
Spiegel & Grau
Published Date :
Feb 11, 2014
No of Pages :
256
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Urban
other Related books
Cities and Urban Life (6th Edition)
Cities and Urban Life (6th Edition)
Author :
John J. Macionis, Vincent N. Parrillo
Publisher :
Pearson
Published Date :
Aug 2, 2012
No of Pages :
480
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Urban
other Related books
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Author :
Katherine Boo
Publisher :
Random House
Published Date :
Feb 7, 2012
No of Pages :
256
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Urban
other Related books
The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the 21st Century
The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the 21st Century
Author :
DW Gibson
Publisher :
The Overlook Press
Published Date :
May 12, 2015
No of Pages :
320
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Urban
other Related books
The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City
The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City
Author :
William B. Helmreich
Publisher :
Princeton University Press
Published Date :
Oct 20, 2013
No of Pages :
480
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Urban
other Related books
Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City
Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City
Author :
Elijah Anderson
Publisher :
W. W. Norton & Company
Published Date :
Sep 17, 2000
No of Pages :
352
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Urban
other Related books
Demolition Means Progress: Flint, Michigan, and the Fate of the American Metropolis (Historical Studies of Urban America)
Demolition Means Progress: Flint, Michigan, and the Fate of the American Metropolis (Historical Studies of Urban America)
Author :
Andrew R. Highsmith
Publisher :
University Of Chicago Press
Published Date :
Jul 6, 2015
No of Pages :
398
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Urban
other Related books
Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
Author :
Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Jeff Speck
Publisher :
North Point Press
Published Date :
Sep 14, 2010
No of Pages :
320
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Urban
other Related books
True Notebooks: A Writer's Year at Juvenile Hall
True Notebooks: A Writer's Year at Juvenile Hall
Author :
Mark Salzman
Publisher :
Vintage
Published Date :
Aug 31, 2004
No of Pages :
352
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Urban
other Related books
This Ain't Chicago: Race, Class, and Regional Identity in the Post-Soul South (New Directions in Southern Studies)
This Ain't Chicago: Race, Class, and Regional Identity in the Post-Soul South (New Directions in Southern Studies)
Author :
Zandria F. Robinson
Publisher :
The University of North Carolina Press
Published Date :
Apr 15, 2014
No of Pages :
238
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Urban
other Related books
Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhoods and the End of Progress toward Racial Equality
Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhoods and the End of Progress toward Racial Equality
Author :
Patrick Sharkey
Publisher :
University Of Chicago Press
Published Date :
Apr 19, 2013
No of Pages :
264
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Urban
other Related books
Infrastructure: A Guide to the Industrial Landscape (Revised and Updated)
Infrastructure: A Guide to the Industrial Landscape (Revised and Updated)
Author :
Brian Hayes
Publisher :
W. W. Norton & Company
Published Date :
Oct 27, 2014
No of Pages :
568
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Urban
other Related books
Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924 (Jane Addams Honor Book (Awards))
Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924 (Jane Addams Honor Book (Awards))
Author :
Deborah Hopkinson
Publisher :
Orchard Books
Published Date :
Oct 1, 2003
No of Pages :
144
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Urban
other Related books
The Urban World
The Urban World
Author :
J. John Palen
Publisher :
Oxford University Press
Published Date :
Jun 30, 2014
No of Pages :
400
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Urban
other Related books
City of Scoundrels: The 12 Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago
City of Scoundrels: The 12 Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago
Author :
Gary Krist
Publisher :
Broadway Books
Published Date :
Apr 16, 2013
No of Pages :
384
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Urban
other Related books
The Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth
The Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth
Author :
Gary Krist
Publisher :
Harvard University Press
Published Date :
Feb 9, 2015
No of Pages :
688
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Urban
other Related books
House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, the World's Most Powerful Address
House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, the World's Most Powerful Address
Author :
Michael Gross
Publisher :
Atria Books
Published Date :
Mar 11, 2014
No of Pages :
416
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Urban
+

Editorial Reviews

No Editorial Reviews Available

Community Reviews

No Community Reviews Available

Press Releases

No Press Release found

Testimonials

No Data available

Market Place