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There is just no way to deny it. Those are going to be some idiotically sweet condos in that there tower.

And yeah, Ian Schrager really is going to get to do the conversion of what was the world's tallest building from 1909 to 1913.

Tower Trivia: Designed by Napoleon LeBrun & Sons and completed in 1909 the Tower, along with it's 11-story base which was completed in 1893, stands 700 feet tall at the foot of Madison Avenue. It's architects took inspiration from the Campanile in Venice and produced a New York classic. The minute hands on each off it's 4 16.5" foot diameter clocks weighs half a ton!

Sigh. We loved this building when we were little.

Photograph of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Tower under construction dated 6/16/08 from wikipedia.