The Woolworth Mansion Off Fifth Avenue

It is not every day you come across the chance to purchase a mansion listed on the National Register of Historic places. This particular one was, as the name implies, ordered by Frank Winfield Woolworth. He was the founder of F.W Woolworth, nowadays known as Foot Locker.
He engaged Charles Pierpont Henry Gilbert, the famed architect of mansions in the French Gothic style who had just completed a prime example at Fifth Avenue and East 79th Street known today as the Ukrainian Institute, to design one for him at 80th and Fifth Avenue.
The palatial estate has a history dating back to 1916, and mogul built it for his daughter, Helena McCann. It is surrounded by its two “sister” buildings, also built by Woolworth for his other daughters.

It has 1600 square meters divided between seven floors, and a dining room with a capacity to seat at least 50 people. It has bedrooms to facilitate least 12 people. Most of the rooms have gyms and bathrooms to them. Notable inhabitants of the Woolworth mansion were the Reynolds family of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Reynolds Aluminum and a writer/photographer named Monica Randall.

Originally it was listed for rent at a vein bursting 150.000 dollars a month but apparently they failed to get any takers. It said to be among the five most expensive real estates on the market with the somewhat dramatic price tag of 90 million dollars.

 

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Pagani Zonda 760RS

You really have to appreciate the large supercar firms and all the money they put in to development these days. Today’s care are nothing but insane.
What’s more, you really have to appreciate the small supercar producers that are able to survive on the extremely competitive market.
Pagani is one of these producers and thanks to their customers they keep on producing spaceships. I will tell you about a particular 760RS buyer in a bit.

Earlier this year Pagani announced the most extreme Zonda to date: the Zonda 760RS.The reason for building this car is, according Horacio (the owner and founder), that their customers would like a Zonda R for the road. Let’s not forget that the Zonda R was built to combat Ferrari FXX and Maserati MC12 Corsa. Of course, the engine in the Zonda R, and many of the mechanical parts, are completely unsuited to a road car. Instead, Pagani managed to get the necessary horsepower from a more standard Zonda Cinque engine, ensuring some degree of comfort.It features a 760 bhp engine, some 90bhp more than the Zonda Cinque and 20 bhp more than the Zonda R. It tops off at around 350 km/h and gets to a 100 km/h in 2.7 seconds.
The first particular Zonda 760 RS was delivered to Chile; the second was named Zonda 760 LH and was delivered to a particular Lewis Hamilton.While maybe focus should be on Pagani’s latest car the “Hyuera” the more-than-twice as expensive 760RS concludes the production line that is the Zonda.

Pagani announced the 760 RS a few days before the 2012 Geneva Motor Show and I earlier mentioned a particular Zonda 760RS customer. This client from Chile had really taken an interest in the 760RS and arranged for a visit to the Pagani factory in Modena on the day before the start of the Motor show. After a day of driving the Zonda he, while sitting on his private jet to Geneva, bought two 760 RS. That’s about 3.2 million pounds. Of course you need two; one for using, one for storing.

Heres a picture of Lewis in his brand new 760

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