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Friday, April 3, 2009

THE JEWEL IN SOMEONE ELSE'S CROWN


Yes, this was shot back in February when, at the time, I did not know that the Helmsley Building is now owned by the royal family of Dubai, who bought it in 2006 for $705 million. 

Dwarfed by what is now the Met Life Building,  at night it still dominates the scene.   The lantern as lighted - looking like the jewel in the crown -  is no longer that of the "Queen of Mean",  Leona Helmsley.     

Helmsley Estate news, update:  136 M to charity, 1 M to dogs,  1 M to her dog, Trouble!

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