Permanent residents at the Upper East Side’s Pierre Hotel are reportedly sick of the sight of scaffolding.
According to Page Six, parts of the landmarked Fifth Avenue building — which houses the likes of Tory Burch, Kathy and Richard Hilton, and Barbara Zweig, widow of Wall Street titan Martin Zweig — have been under scaffolding for so long that insiders are reportedly grumbling that it’s even making it difficult to sell properties there.
“Unfortunately the work is taking a little bit longer than was hoped,” said a Pierre spokesperson to Page Six. “Obviously the hotel would love this to be as quick and easy as possible for its guests and residents of the building, but it’s just a process that has to happen every few years under local law to make the building as secure as possible.”
The triplex apartment at the top of the legendary hotel had lingered on and off the market since it was first listed in 2013 for a whopping $125 million. But back in April, it retuned with a brand new look and a brand new $57 million price tag. [Page Six]