Modern Living: The New Olympians

Then there are islands in the sky, and many of this genus are far more expensive than the real thing. A well-heeled couple recently plunked down $650,000 for a nine-room penthouse duplex 51 stories above Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. The apartment will be as secure as Fort Knox, look superciliously down upon neighboring St. Patrick's Cathedral, and allow its tenants, on a clear day, to see, if not forever, at least to New Jersey. They will be among the first residents of Olympic Tower, a complex of 230 condominiums, 19 floors of offices, exercise rooms, sauna, private dining rooms, boutiques and a...

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