For the discerning aristocrat, looking down upon the plebes from the second highest apartment in NYC will never do. That's why the upper crust is rushing to get a piece of the forthcoming luxury condo tower 432 Park Avenue, which, when complete, will be the tallest residential building not only in New York City, but also in America. The tower is currently under construction (earlier this month it was seven stories high) and when complete in 2015 it will soar to 1,398 feet, all the way to heaven.

Today the Wall Street Journal reports that the tower is "the latest sign that New York City's luxury market remains hot." A third of the contracts for the condo units have already been snatched up two years before the $1.2 billion project is expected to be completed. On the high end, apartments in the Rafael Vinoly-designed tower are selling for $6,742 a square foot (the most expensive units are, obviously, up near the top). Condos are currently ranging in price from $20 million to $82.5 million.

Located on property that was formerly occupied by the old Drake Hotel, which had to be demolished to make way for the project, the tower's exterior will feature 1,800 glass windows—each measuring about 100 square feet—that are part of every apartment. The luxury building's amenities will also include golf training facilities, climate controlled wine cellars, a spa, a billiards room, private dining and screening rooms. What, no rooftop ski slope?! [Via Curbed]