The Afternoon Wrap: Tuesday

Anderson Cooper’s never going to leave home after contractors finish “blowing through the roof and adding a second floor and multiple terraces” in his $2,480,000 penthouse loft. [Real Estalker]

André Balazs’ new “High Line-straddling Standard Hotel” will manage to be from both sides of the tracks at once, and here’s the proof. [Curbed]

If Sotheby’s didn’t overshoot the paying power of Mark Rothko’s moneyed patrons, who will suffer the $40-million-plus hangover tomorrow morning? [Portfolio]

Bank branches in New York continue to snap up prime ground-floor retail spaces, “even in hot neighborhoods,” where ATMs outnumber restrooms 7:1. [Crain's]