The Nation's Most Expensive Building
But in fine Parisian style, the building also acts as the terminus of a grand boulevard, Central Park South, and its glass gates align with the statue of Christopher Columbus. Childs would have Columbus Circle be our Place de la Concorde... The building, a ritzy vertical campus that will shelter a daily population of thousands, is opening in staggered stages. The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, which occupies floors 45 through 63 of the north tower, comes first - guests begin checking in on Saturday."
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