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Thread: 50 East 57th Street @ 432 Park Avenue (former Drake Hotel site)

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    Word on the street has it that this building will be inhabited entirely by international million/billionaires from China, Russia, and such, all of whom speak English as a second language, if they speak English at all: so that above posted video as an 'inside joke' is wickedly funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by infoshare View Post
    Word on the street has it that this building will be inhabited entirely by international million/billionaires from China, Russia, and such, all of whom speak English as a second language, if they speak English at all: so that above posted video as an 'inside joke' is wickedly funny.
    According to the developers, around 50% of buyers are New Yorkers.

    And I highly doubt any foreign buyers don't speak English. English is basically the global language at this point among people with some degree of education, so I find it hard to believe that billionaire businesspeople somehow established global companies and made it through life without English.

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    Were talking humor and satire here ASchwarz: I took that video to be a humorous commentary on the 'foreign investor' reputation of NYC luxury condo development. Nothing to debate here: just something to chuckle about....Cheers

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    Cheers! Satire at its best.

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    Default Thank you, infoshare -

    It took me a while to think of the correlation between One57 and the early Russian buyers. As time went on with the current sanctions I think we are seeing a cooling off from the Ruskie mega investors in the USA for the time being.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stache View Post
    It took me a while to think of the correlation between One57 and the early Russian buyers. As time went on with the current sanctions I think we are seeing a cooling off from the Ruskie mega investors in the USA for the time being.
    Your video clip was funny, I assumed the non-english speaking aspect had to with the many foreign investors buying condos in the ultra luxury high rise condos. Here is another satire on one of the new lux condo buyers - "Opulence, I has it....." http://youtu.be/rkB9OT2XVvA

    Not exactly PC, but funny none the less.....enjoy!

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    The toy Giraffe was genius.

    Quote Originally Posted by infoshare View Post
    Your video clip was funny, I assumed the non-english speaking aspect had to with the many foreign investors buying condos in the ultra luxury high rise condos. Here is another satire on one of the new lux condo buyers - "Opulence, I has it....." http://youtu.be/rkB9OT2XVvA

    Not exactly PC, but funny none the less.....enjoy!

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    Tectonic's photos could make a turd look good.

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    Thanks, Some days I like this tower, most days I don't.

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    And now for a less magnificent photo, from 147 St./St. Nicholas Ave:


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    So is this one close to topping out? A dozen floors or so to go?

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    And one more from downtown...


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    This tower does stand out prominately as clearly demonstrated in the many photoe in this thread: but let's now put this tower into a global perspective. This is a pithy little video about 432 Park that also mentions 'kingdom tower' in MIddle East: which by comparison makes our 'tall' tower look like a 'small' tower.
    http://artkabinett.com/video/432-park-avenue

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