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



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 neighboring 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.

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Exterior view of the entrance to Trump Tower (at 721 Fifth Avenue), New York, New York, January 10, 2017.

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An interior view of Trump Tower, November 16, 2016 in New York City. Trump is in the process of choosing his presidential cabinet as he transitions from a candidate to the president-elect.

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The Trump Tower skyscraper on fifth avenue of Donald Trump property, the new president of the United States of America on January 31,2017 in New York. The structure is used both for offices and for residential apartments.

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People look from the windows of Trump Tower as protesters gather on November 9, 2016 in New York City. Throngs of demonstrators held marches across the United States on Wednesday to protest Republican Donald Trump's surprise victory in the U.S. presidential election.

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks with the media after meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, U.S. November 16, 2016.

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The John Hancock building, left, and Trump Tower, right, stand in the cityscape as seen from the Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. Willis Tower, formerly named the Sears Tower, is the tallest building in the U.S. and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Chicago with over one million visitors to its observation deck each year.

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Exterior view of the 2011 Holiday Windows at the Trump Tower on December 2, 2011 in New York City.

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A New York City Police (NYPD) officer walks with a dog inside the lobby at Trump Tower, November 14, 2016 in New York City. Trump is in the process of choosing his presidential cabinet as he transitions from a candidate to the president-elect.

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Interior view of escalators in Trump Tower (at 721 Fifth Avenue), New York, New York, January 10, 2017.

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Trump Tower skyscraper at 5th Avenue and 56th Street on August 24th, 2013 in New York City

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American businessman Donald Trump in his office in Trump Tower, Fifth Avenue, New York, 1999.

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circa 1980: Shops and shoppers inside Trump Tower in New York City.

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Tourists walk through Trump Tower on December 16, 2016 in New York City. Since President-Elect Donald Trump's win, thousands of Trump fans, tourists and the simply curious have converged inside Trump Tower. Trump continues to hold meetings with potential members of his cabinet and others at his midtown office.

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Interior view of escalators in Trump Tower (at 721 Fifth Avenue), New York, New York, January 10, 2017.

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Trump Tower skyscraper at 5th Avenue and 56th Street on August 24th, 2013 in New York City.

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A U.S. Secret Service member rides an escalator inside Trump Tower, November 11, 2016 in New York City. On Friday morning, Trump tweeted that he 'has a busy day in New York' and 'will soon be making some very important decisions on the people who will be running our government.'

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An image of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump hangs inside a freight elevator at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 7, 2016.

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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 $200 million if he ever put it up for sale, though a Forbes estimate considering the actual square footage pins it at $64 million.

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