The Nation's Most Expensive Building

The new Time Warner Center will cost $1.8 billion and become the most expensive single building ever planted in American soil.
November 18, 2004, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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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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Published on Saturday, November 13, 2004 in Newsday
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