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 neighbouring 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.
When you’re in a building that’s higher, and you’re looking down, it’s pretty ugly, says Robert Kaufman, the company’s president.
So we said: ‘what can we do?’ And we got the idea of putting an airplane on the roof — via redwolf.newsvine.com