New York continues to amaze, despite decades of neglect and century after century. The Big Apple is often called the "Capital of New York", the "city that never sleeps "... There are many superlatives that can be used to describe it. It also boasts 105 billionaires, which is a record.
New York's real estate market continues to rise because of this clientele. Laetitia Kretz, a reporter for "Exclusive Investigation", visited one of these luxurious apartments with Michel, a French agent who specializes in this market.
They visited an apartment overlooking the iconic skyscrapers of the city together. Price: 15.9 Million Dollars (15.7 Million Euros), or 63,000 Euros per square meter. Monthly charges of more than 10,000 USD (9,800 EUR) must be added.
Michel believes that the price is justified as the apartment overlooks High Line Park. This park, which measures 2 kilometers in length, was created on the site of an old overhead railway line. This garden, nicknamed "the line a billionaires", is lined with buildings that sell for tens to millions of euros.
It's nothing compared with the Central Park Tower at 217 West 57th Street, just outside the famed New York park. This building holds the record for tallest residential tower in the United States. It also has the highest price per square meter in Manhattan, at 150,000 euros. This is enough to make you dizzy...
"New York: The Incredible Rebirth of the Big Apple" is a documentary by Laetitia Kratz (LF Prod), for "Enquete Exclusive", Sunday, July 10, at 11:05 p.m. ET on M6.