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Some Of 2013's Most Expensive Buildings Will Surprise You

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New Construction Manhattan broke down the price-per-square-foot sales data for 2013 in order to come up with the most expensive buildings in the borough, and—no shocker here—15 Central Park West topped the list. The Limestone Jesus had eight sales that went for an average of $5,636 psf. It's followed by both Time Warner Center residences; first, the south tower ($4,166, with five sales), and then the Residences at Mandarin Oriental ($4,044, with four). But here's where things start to get a little more interesting.

In fourth place comes 18 Gramercy Park South, which notched the biggest sale of last year—the penthouse sold for its full $42 million ask to Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander. It had 10 sales that averaged $4,042 per square feet. Fifth place belongs to Robert A.M. Stern-designed Superior Ink, logging seven sales at $3,901 psf.

Here's the rest of the list, including some surprises:
6) The Hudson in Lincoln Square: $3,714 per square foot for just one sale
7) Millennium Tower in Lincoln Square: $3,671 per square foot for just one sale
8) The Mayfair on the Upper East Side: $3,637 per square foot for two sales
9) 200 Eleventh Avenue in West Chelsea (go, Jean Nouvel!): $3,565 per square foot for two sales
10) One57 in Midtown: $3,548 per square foot for two sales

Not all of these buildings are megaproject blockbusters, but let that be a lesson learned: it only takes one sale to set a price-per-square-foot record. Remember, we expect to see a lot more One57 closings in 2014, which should boost its position.
· Who Made the List? 10 Most Expensive Manhattan Buildings [New Construction Manhattan]
· Mapping The 10 Best-Selling New York City Buildings Of 2013 [Curbed]
· Mapping the 20 Most Expensive Sales of 2013 [Curbed]

18 Gramercy Park

18 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003

15 Central Park West

15 Central Park West, Manhattan, NY 10023