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Friday, August 18, 2006

Trumped Again

Certainly The Donald (Trump) does not need anymore promotion - he's done quite well, especially with his hit TV series, The Apprentice. In 1995-97 he converted the former Gulf and Western Building, built in 1970. This previous building was rather unsuccessful with problems - one of which was its tendency to sway excessively on windy days (some occupants actually became seasick). Rather than rebuild from scratch (with zoning restrictions), Trump stripped the building to its steel skeleton and built the Trump International Tower and Hotel shown in the photo (combination hotel and condominium) with its glitzy entrance and shiny accents (of course). See 1994 NY Times article here. The address can't be beat - One Central Park West, at Columbus Circle with views overlooking Central Park. The steel globe was designed by Kim Brandell. Trump's presence permeates NYC, so for those who don't relish his style, I must warn you - I don't think he'll be fired anytime soon :)

10 comments:

Olivier said...

Prise de vue originale, belle photo, bravo

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Nancee said...

Brian: Great minds thikn alike. We have similar Friday photos. I like yours - though I'm not wild about Trump!

Brian said...

Nancee;
Your photo is strikingly similar! And not too many are fond of Trump's persona here either.
Brian

John Nez said...

Just imagine if 'the Donald' got to team up with Leona Helmsley. Together they could have spawned a total 'glitzing' of Manhattan... adding that special Midas touch of 'bling' to everything they owned.

Oi!

Rodney said...

Great perspective and colors.

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