Mar 21, 2015 0
David Copperfield’s rooftop pool spontaneously burst and flooded his apartment, seeping into others as far as 30 floors below. Copperfield bought the 8,000-square-foot pad at 117 East 57th St. in 1997 for $7.4 million.
A pump for the 57th-floor lap pool malfunctioned, sending water gushing through Copperfield’s four-story, greenhouse-like penthouse at the Galleria that is packed with priceless, irreplaceable art and antiques, including vintage Coney Island machines.
The water leaked to apartments down to the 20th floor, knocking out the tony tower’s elevators for more than a day following the March 8 flood, and walls and floors were completely soaked. Copperfield was in Las Vegas at the time, where he performs a nightly MGM Grand show.
The pool will be refilled but not before fail-safe measures are put in place to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.
Feb 25, 2015 0
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