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New York 'mansions in the sky' highlight wealth inequality

The famous New York skyline is becoming dotted with a new breed of skyscraper, high-rise buildings, full of luxury apartments for the super-rich.

Some properties are selling for more than $100m (£64m) - a real estate record for Manhattan.

Wealth inequality is set to be a big issue ahead of next year's presidential election, and, as Nick Bryant reports, these new buildings have become a potent symbol of that debate.

  • 16 Aug 2015
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