Rupert Murdoch Buys $57M Penthouse

Via the New York Daily News:

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch lost his Upper East Side penthouse in his divorce, but he’s found an even bigger bachelor pad downtown. Murdoch just plunked down $57.25 million to own the top four floors at One Madison Park, the slender, 60-story glass tower on E. 23rd St., reports The News’ real estate editor Matt Chaban. The purchase price for the owner of the down-market tabloid New York Post makes the residence the most expensive property ever below 57th St. Murdoch’s new “quadruplex” sprawls more than 10,000 square feet — that’s 2,000 square feet larger than the triplex at tony 834 Fifth Ave., which now belongs to Deng after the demise of her 14-year union with Murdoch. The Murdoch penthouse has a spiral staircase and wide-open living areas, all wrapped by floor-to-ceiling glass, but beyond that, the space is raw, giving Murdoch control over the final look of his glass tower. The Aussie media mogul’s apartment is actually a combination of a triplex, which originally was on the market for $50 million, and the 57th-floor unit below, which was asking $16.5 million.