This Five-Level Penthouse in the Woolworth Building Is on the Market for $79 Million—See Inside

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Photo credit: Williams New York
Photo credit: Williams New York

If you’re in the market for a five-level penthouse, the iconic Woolworth building in downtown Manhattan just listed one—but it’ll set you back a whopping $79 million. Known as the Pinnacle, this 9,680-square-foot apartment is housed in an iconic 792-foot skyscraper that was built by architect Cass Gilbert in 1913 for entrepreneur Frank Woolworth. Between 1913 and 1941, an estimated 300,000 people visited the Woolworth Building each year, paying 50 cents a person to take in the scenic city views from the observatory.

Beginning in 2012, the top of the building was converted into luxury residences, with even more spectacular views: More than 125 new windows were installed just for the Pinnacle (all approved by the Landmarks Preservation commission). The showstopping unit—which encompasses parts of an overhaul by Thierry Despont as well as a floor designed by David Hotson—occupies the top of the building's 58 stories and includes a 408-square-foot observatory terrace that’s located 727 feet above the streets of Manhattan.

Photo credit: Travis Mark
Photo credit: Travis Mark

Construction work on these new residences uncovered quite a few historic treasures within the building's walls, including newspapers dating back to 1913 as well as signatures of the original construction workers were discovered.

If you like the sound of the Pinnacle but can't quite swing the price point, another lavish apartment in the Woolworth Building is currently on the market as well: a $23 million pad known as Pavilion A, which can be seen in the new third season of Succession.

Interested in buying the Pinnacle? You can take a look at the listing here, which is held by Stan Ponte and Joshua Judge of Sotheby’s International Realty.

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