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Forbes: 12 Unusual Housing Trends to Track in 2013

Sky-High Homes

Forget balconies and terraces. High-rise residents in luxury buildings across the U.S. apparently want lofty views from nose-bleed heights. In New York City a series of tall residential towers have been rolling out, each one looking to outdo its predecessor, including Harry Macklowe and CIM's 1,395-foot 432 Park Avenue project and Extell Development's up-and-coming 1,005-foot One57 tower and its recently announced plans for a 1,550-foot tower at 225 West 57th Street. In Dallas, Museum Tower, the city's new second-tallest residential building, is opening. In the Miami area, two new projects -- the Porsche Tower and the Mansions at Acqualina -- will rise over 50 stories high. In Chicago, a soaring penthouse at the top of the 92-story Trump International Hotel and Tower is currently listed for $32 million; it's the America's tallest completed home for sale.

(One57)

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