Although Walmart has yet to establish itself in the city, the megachain's heiress Alice Walton has. The Post announced that the philanthropist and world's 14th wealthiest person has purchased a duplex condo on the 30th and 31st floors of the Zeckendorf-developed 515 Park Avenue for $25 million. The home formerly belonged to financier Christopher H. Browne, whose 18-acre East Hampton estate sold at the beginning of the month for a record-shattering $147 million, making it the most expensive residential property ever to trade hands in the United States. However, the decidedly less costly condo does not roll back on the luxuries: the 6,286-square-foot home has some 52 windows with expansive vistas, and a grand staircase, as well as a one-bedroom guest apartment with views onto 60th Street, which could alternately be two staff suites.
It was formerly speculated that Walton snagged the $70 million condo of the late Edgar Bronfman Sr., which actually just sold (and shattered the record for highest price ever paid for a co-op) to Egyptian billionaire Nassef Sawiris.
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