New York Metropolis’s iconic Chrysler Constructing has appeared in dozens of films and remained an Artwork Deco jewel of the Manhattan skyline for many years. Now, the 89-year-old skyscraper will be yours.

Positioned on 42nd Road simply east of Grand Central Terminal, sale worth estimates for the famed Chrysler Constructing range, however its majority homeowners, the Abu Dhabi Funding Council, hope to recoup the $800 million it paid for his or her stake of the constructing again in 2008.

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Purchaser beware: the land beneath the constructing is owned by New York’s Cooper Union Faculty and the lease final yr got here to $32.5 million. On prime of that, the brand new homeowners should compete for tenants with newer buildings that supply extra up-to-date facilities.

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Maybe one of the vital storied elements of its historical past is its brief reign because the world’s tallest constructing. At 1,046 ft, it earned that title – however solely after builders put in a 125-foot stainless-steel spire atop the construction. The title solely lasted 11 months till its bigger neighbor, the Empire State Constructing, opened its doorways just some blocks away. 

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Tishman Speyer, which owns the rest of the property, acquired it again in 1997. Simply after that acquisition the 1.26 million square-foot constructing underwent a $100 million renovation.

It is unclear what result in the choice to promote, however some speculate the construction’s age could possibly be an element. 

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The Chrysler Constructing (TOP R) stands above statue of Mercury perched above the Tiffany clock at Grand Central Terminal.

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