Monaco is widely known as a city of and for the wealthy, and the new skyscraper Tour Odéon is unlikely to change this notion. The building houses 70 luxurious apartment, one of them the most expensive in the world with a 5-floor penthouse including infinity pool and water slide.
New skyscraper in Monaco intended for the ultra-rich
The new skyscraper "Tour Odéon" (lit. "Tower of Odéon"), has taken it's place in the skyline of Monaco. Clocking in at about 170 metres (560 feet), the building is the Mediterranean coastline's second highest, with it's 49 floors and 70 luxury apartments.
One of these 70 apartments is the five-floor penthouse that boasts the title of "most expensive apartment in the world". With an infinity pool and accompanying water slide, the price tag of this luxurious apartment will be about £240 million. Whether that is a reasonable price for a multi-floor penthouse with exquisite view of the Mediterranean Sea is hard to answer, as there aren't exactly too many of these around.
in-house caterer and private chauffeur included
The building contains most necessities anyone with a sizable amount of money can ask for, including health centre, caterer and several swimming pools. You're even getting a private chauffeur in the deal!
The skyscraper is the first new one to have been built in Monaco since 80's, when the ruling monarch decided that constructing more tall building would tarnish the character of the city and surrounding area. The current ruler reversed his father's decision back in 2009, which prompted the construction of "Tour Odéon".
Tour Odéon is dominating the Monaco skyline
Whether the investors have gotten their money back is highly debatable, as only 18 of the 70 apartments have been sold at the moment. The skyscraper is not very popular with the inhabitants of the surrounding area as well, since it has ruined the scenic view for many of them.