Big Ticket | $13.575 Million in a Glass Tower

The turnover at One Beacon Court, the glassy spike of condominiums anchored by the Bloomberg L.P. headquarters on the site of the former Alexander’s department store, has continued unabated, and so has the escalation of prices, making the $13.575 million sale of a three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath unit on the 32nd floor the most expensive transaction of the week, according to city records.

The luxuriously appointed apartment at 151 East 58th Street, No. 32A, which has a 750-square-foot terrace and a wall of windows directed toward Central Park, is on the first residential level of the tower; an elevator designated for residents runs express to its floor. Its ceilings are more than 11 feet high.

The 55-story tower, designed by César Pelli and his son Rafael, opened in 2004 and has 105 residences, most with spectacular views of the park and the East River. With its circular driveway and in-house destination restaurant, Le Cirque, the building has been popular with those looking for a high-end pied-à-terre without the high anxiety of a co-op board interrogation. Asher Alcobi of Peter Ashe Real Estate brokered the listing with Bruce Silverman of Halstead Property.

The buyers, including a foreign businessman shielded by a limited liability company, Beacon Court, and represented by John Parsegian of Halstead Property, join a relatively new upstairs neighbor, Anshu Jain, a chief executive of Deutsche Bank, who paid $7.2 million for a two-bedroom, 33rd-floor pied-à-terre in September.

Mr. Parsegian said the buyers of No. 32A were won over by the privacy, haute amenities and distinctive views. “They were in love with the idea of this light, open, airy and happy loftlike space in an uptown apartment building,” he said, “with a unique driveway that affords a level of privacy in an intimate setting.”

The sellers of No. 32A, James and Kathleen Dahl of Tallahassee, Fla., bought the unit for $5.49 million in 2005 and listed it for $14 million in August. Mr. Dahl is the founder and former chairman of Rock Creek Capital, an investment fund. His stint on Wall Street was memorable for his decision to testify against Michael Milken, his former boss at Drexel Burnham Lambert, in 1988 after being granted immunity from criminal prosecution.

Big Ticket includes closed sales from the previous week, ending Wednesday.

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