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Will Soviet-born billionaire Lev Leviev's condo conversion of the landmark Madison Avenue Clock Tower ever happen? If it does, it will have a penthouse the likes of which perhaps we've never seen on this cozy little island. Of course, that's not a startling revelation: the potential 5 Madison Avenue penthouse has previously been reported to be six floors with a price tag around $50 million. But this sky palace has to be seen to be believed, and since it doesn't yet exist, we have the next best thing: the complete architectural plans. The Karl Fischer-designed plans?yes, they are putting the beloved landmark in the hands of Karl Fischer?are dated July 2008, and there are some discrepancies between what's drawn up and what was reported over the summer (Andres Escobar, not Versace, is listed as the interior designer; it's pictured as seven floors and nearly 13,500 square feet, not six floors and 11,000ish square feet). As shown, the penthouse features a private circular elevator, four bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a mysterious ying-yang symbol throughout and amenities that are absolutely bonkers. 15 Central Park West, eat your heart out.

The picture seen above is the 38th Floor, the lowest in the penthouse, which features an Infinity pool, hot tub, dry and wet saunas, gym, 11'3" x 9'1" circular humidor/cigar lounge, wine cellar, screening room and a massage/treatment room. This floor is a private part of the penthouse, and not for building use. According to a Curbed tipster who has seen the plans, the Clock Tower has a common amenity space in the basement that is about 30% smaller than this 3,786-square-foot space.

Intrigued? Thought so. Here's a look at the rest of the proposed penthouse. Click on the images to expand them.

39th Floor: This is the floor on which you enter the apartment. Holds a "reception hall," dining room, living room, library, bar, kitchen and butler pantry. Square feet: 3,515.

39th Floor Mezzanine: Open to below. Square feet: 540.

40th Floor: Contains the master bedroom suite (which takes up half the
floor) as well as two other bedrooms and a media room. Half of the
master bedroom is labeled as "dressing parlor." Square feet: 2,713.

40th Floor Mezzanine: Mostly open to below, but also contains a library. Square feet: 686.

41st Floor: Guest room, sitting room, study and maid's room. Notes our tipster: "The maid's room is only ~105 sq feet! How cruel! But it does have its own bathroom." Square feet: 1,803.

41st Floor Mezzanine: Top floor, contains a "sky wine cellar." Hey, the floor has no windows, what else are you going to do with it? Square feet: 455.

And there you have it! An archaeological discovery from a world that no longer exists? Perhaps. But what a relic!
· Clock Tower coverage [Curbed]

5 Madison Avenue

5 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010