New York Film Locations

Tower Heist (2011)

Last Updated: March 2012

Josh Kovacs (Ben Stiller) is the manager of a residential apartment in New York. He is close to all the tenants, especially Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda), a financier. One day Shaw is arrested by the FBI for fraud. Josh thinks it's a misunderstanding that can be resolved. But later he learns that the employees' pension which he asked Shaw to handle is gone. When one of the employees tries to kill himself, Josh's views of Shaw change. He goes to see him and loses his temper. He loses his job. The FBI agent in charge of Shaw tells him that Shaw might walk and recovering the pension fund is unlikely. She tells him that it's been rumoured that Shaw has 20 million laying around if he needs. Josh thinks he knows where it is. So with two other employees who also lost their jobs and an evicted tenant, they set out to get into Shaw's penthouse to get the money. But they realise they need the assistance of someone who knows what they are doing. So, Josh asks a guy he knows is a thief named Slide (Eddie Murphy) to help them.

Josh's Apartment, 19 29th Street (btw Broadway and 31st Avenue) Queens.


29th Street (btw Broadway and 31st Avenue) Queens.


Subway, (Near Columbus Circle) Broadway and West 60th Street, Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: Victoria's Secret model, Kate Upton appears as Mr. Hightower's mistress. Her actual photo from one of their ad campaigns is later seen in the Victoria's Secret store window as Josh goes in to steal the underwear.

Trump International, 1 Central Park West and Columbus Circle, Manhattan.


Columbus Circle and Central Park West, Manhattan.


Neir’s Tavern, 8748 Woodhaven and 88th Avenue, New York.


Toys R Us Store, 1514 Broadway and West 44th Street, Manhattan.


New York County Supreme Court, 60 Centre Street, Financial, Manhattan.



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