Built right over Park Ave. at 45th/46th Streets,
this started out in 1929 as the New York
Central Building. It was purchased
in 1998 for $253 million (part of the deal
being that the name—The Helmsley Building
at that time—would not be changed).
And it hasn't been, even though it was sold again
in 2006 for $705 million, in 2007 for
a tad over $1 billion, and most recently this past
May for $1.2 billion. And so it goes . . .
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