Rock star Sting paid a breathtaking $26.5 million for a condominium at 15 Central Park West, city records show.
The lead singer for The Police closed on the apartment March 11, according to a deed posted Friday on the city Department of Finance Web site.
The newly built 43-story neoclassical building by architect Robert A.M. Stern features herringbone floors, Vermont marble countertops, six-burner Thermador ranges and heated bathroom floors. Penthouses have sold for more than $6,000 a square foot.
Sting's neighbors in the building include former Citigroup Inc. Chairman Sanford Weill, who paid more than $42 million for his apartment, and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chairman Lloyd Blankfein.
The deed filed for Sting's unit was under his given name, Gordon Sumner.