Sales stalled at Gary “Dangling Boom” Barnett’s One57?

Oct.October 10, 2013 04:17 PM

Extell Development has signed contracts for the majority of units at One57, but the remaining 30 percent — largely sandwiched in the middle of the 1,004-foot-tall Midtown skyscraper — are apparently not moving as quickly.

“They got too crazy and priced the middle too high,” an unnamed, irate broker told real estate journalist Michael Gross.

The trouble with those units, which will sit above a Park Hyatt hotel planned for the lower portion of the tower, is that their park views are obscured by the landmark Essex House tower.

Months ago, Extell founder Gary Barnett  touted contracts for the two penthouses worth more than $90 million. And despite claims that the condominium building is 70 percent sold out, the remaining chunk of properties have yet to budge.

Even so, the broker told Gross he expected closings on the high-floor units to start as soon as February or March, if the building and its troubled crane can keep it together. In the meantime, the developer may have to get used to Gross’ nickname for him: “Dangling Boom” Barnett.  [Michael Gross]Julie Strickland

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