520 Park Avenue’s $70M duplex penthouse sold to a Las Vegas billionaire

Onetime UFC owner Frank Fertitta is the exorbitant apartment’s mystery buyer

The luxury market ain’t what it used to be, but there are still eye-popping sales happening in some pockets of Manhattan. Take, for example, the Zeckendorf clan’s swank condo tower at 520 Park Avenue, where two duplex penthouses—each asking a whopping $70 million—went into contract earlier this summer.

Now, the buyer of at least one of those units has been revealed: the New York Post reports that Frank Fertitta, a Las Vegas-based billionaire whose family owns a casino company (and used to own the Ultimate Fighting Championship league), purchased one of those exorbitant apartments.

The pad in question is a 9,138-square-foot duplex—one of four in the building—and comes with six bedrooms, a private elevator, an “architecturally striking” staircase, nearly 300 square feet of outdoor space, and Central Park views. Per one of the Post’s unnamed sources, Fetitta “looked all over the city, at all the top buildings” before deciding on the ultra-luxury apartment.

Construction on the opulent condo kicked off at the end of 2015, and has since topped out. Its signature Robert A.M. Stern limestone facade is almost all in place now, too. Condos in the building hit the market in April 2015. There will be just 33 condos in the building, including full-floor apartments, duplexes, and a $130 million triplex penthouse.

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