Co-op pick of the week

The ceilings soar in this historic Financial District penthouse

The apartment occupies the former attic of Liberty Tower.

Brown Harris Stevens

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This four-bedroom, four-bath penthouse co-op is high-end, and high up. The apartment takes up the 31st and top floor of what was once one of New York's tallest buildings, at 55 Liberty St. It's listed for $2,695,000. 

The apartment has two office spaces. The airy main level measures 3,000 square feet, and a mezzanine area accessible by spiral staircase adds another 625 square feet. The main living area is 33 feet by 22 feet. 

The apartment has  exposed beams and pipes, sloped and vaulted ceilings (some measuring almost 14 feet tall), and 29 windows. 

There are also numerous closets, a washer and dryer, and outside the windows, impressive details such as finials and stone eagles. 

The building has 24-hour doormen and porters, and a live-in superintendent. It's pet-friendly. Maintenance is a whopping $8,230 a month, which includes gas, hot water, and radiant heat. Maintenance is described as 67 percent tax deductible. 

Liberty Tower, formerly the Sinclair Oil building, was an early skyscraper and among the tallest buildings in the city at the time of its construction. It's a designated city landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.

The building is on Liberty at Nassau Street, three blocks from the New York Stock Exchange and three blocks from the Fulton Center transit hub, served by 11 subway lines.