15 Central Park West penthouse hits market for $59M

From The Real Deal: The ultra-luxury market may be slow, but that’s not stopping one owner at 15 Central Park West from listing a sprawling penthouse for $59 million.

The condo — measuring roughly 5,300 square feet — is asking $11,132 per square foot. It has four bedrooms, 5.5 baths and a 34-foot gallery facing Central Park, according to the listing, which does not specify which penthouse is being sold.

But it appears the seller is Bob Diamond, former CEO of Barclays, who reportedly snagged a 40th-floor apartment matching the unit’s description in 2009 for $37 million, according to the author Michael Gross, whose book “House of Outrageous Fortune” chronicles the rise of 15 Central Park West. [more]