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Rupert Murdoch Wants $72M for One Madison Penthouse

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[Renderings by DBOX]

News Corp. overlord Rupert Murdoch dropped a whopping $57.25 million last year on four floors in One Madison, including the building's penthouse on floors 58 to 60, and now the billionaire media mogul wants to rid himself of the triplex. He put it on the market for $72 million, which puts it in the running to break the record for Downtown's most expensive sale. The 6,850-square-foot space was delivered to Murdoch raw and under-construction, and according to the Journal, he hired architect Jose Ramirez to build it out. While work was ongoing, Murdoch lived in the three-bedroom on the 57th floor that he purchased at the same time as the penthouse. He'll be keeping this apartment, but he has decided to move to the West Village. It's Murdoch, not News Corp. executive Paula Wardynski, who bought the $25 million townhouse at 278 West 11th Street. As for the triplex penthouse, it has five bedrooms, a wraparound terrace, "a double height Great Room with a sweeping staircase," and its own internal elevator. Sadly, the new listing does not have photos, so the only visuals are the previous renderings and floorplan.

· Listing: 23 East 22nd Street [Dolly Lenz via StreetEasy]
· Rupert Murdoch Lists Manhattan Penthouse for $72 Million [WSJ]
· Rupert Murdoch Drops $57.5M On Four Floors At One Madison [Curbed]
· Rupert Murdoch Closes on 57th Floor of One Madison [Curbed]
· West Village B&B-Turned-Mansion Sells for $25 Million [Curbed]
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· One Madison [StreetEasy]