Monday, June 30, 2014

Remember Me To Herald Square

Location:   Herald Square
Year:   1896

Macy*s Herald Square is an iconic building all on its own, the chain's flagship store and the largest Department Store in the Western Hemisphere. It occupies most of the corner plot.  However, directly in front of it is a five story privately-owned building that Macy*s has never been able to acquire. The Macy*s building jogs around it. Draped by a vast Macy*s shopping bag, the building is virtually invisible, but a close look will disclose the Sunglass Hut store that occupies the ground floor.  When the plot was sold to new owners in 1911, it cost one million dollars --- the first million dollar real estate deal ever.

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