Andi Schmied is an artist and architect based in Budapest. On a fellowship with the Triangle Arts Association, she traveled to New York, impersonating a “Hungarian billionaire’s wife” and prospective
apartment buyer to gain access to some of the highest and most expensive real-estate in the world. The result is “Private Views,” a book documenting through photography and research the rarified atmosphere of the so-called “pencil towers” now dotting the Manhattan skyline.


Intro/Outro: “Something for the Girl with Everything” by Sparks



Calacatta Tucci marble         
Miele appliances      
New York State LLC purchase transparency law       
Lawsuits over construction defects at 432 Park Avenue, by Rafael Vinoly        
Trump Tower

Lantern House by Thomas Heatherwick     
53w53 (MoMA Tower) by Jean Nouvel      
56 Leonard, by Herzog & de Meuron, with sculpture by Anish Kapoor

85% of ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) individuals
are men       
90% of billionaires are men

A Dubai-style free zone in Hungary

EB-5 visas

Editor Irena Lehkoživová and VI PER gallery

Next project 1: World Islands, Dubai

The Palm, Dubai

Next project 2: London’s “Iceberg Homes

Oliver Bullough’s Kleptocracy Tours        
From Russia with Cash