Report: Trump's New York penthouse is actually a third of the size he says it is

Trump TowerGetty/Spencer PlattTrump Tower in Midtown Manhattan.

While President Trump claims that the penthouse he owns at the top of his namesake tower in New York measures a total of 33,000 square feet, it actually doesn’t measure more than 10,996 square feet, according to city records obtained by Forbes.

Trump first obtained the triplex apartment measuring 6,096 square feet on floors 66, 67, and 68 in 1983, when Trump Tower opened, according to records.

In 1993, Trump expanded his apartment into two neighbouring residences, creating a new unit totaling 10,996 square feet.

That’s where the paper trail of city records ends. If Trump has added or cut square footage from his apartment since then, he never told the city.

Aside from Trump, the only person who lives on those floors is Alabama businessman Joel R. Anderson. The rest of the space on the floors has common areas like hallways, elevator shafts, and mechanical rooms.

Even taking all of that into account, it’s hard to see where Trump is getting his 33,000-square-foot number from. Trump also claimed that his apartment would be worth $US200 million if he ever put it up for sale, though a Forbes estimate considering the actual square footage pins it at $US64 million.

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