Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Wall Street Journal story about WW1 fighter plane atop Lower Manhattan skyscraper.
Wall Street Journal plane story

For years, Shawn Hakimian has wondered why a World War I fighter plane sits on the roof of 77 Water Street.
“It’s not every day you see an airplane taking off from a New York City building,” says Hakimian, a developer whose 75 Wall Street condominiums have views onto the roof of the neighboring Water Street building and the biplane that is parked there, on a landing strip lined with runway lights. “It’s one of our buyers’ most commonly asked questions.”
When the William Kaufman Organization built the 26-story office tower in 1970, the owner wanted to adorn its roof with something more interesting than air-conditioning machinery. 
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