Real Estate Mogul Taunts Ex-Wife With 42-Foot-Tall Photo of New Spouse
Harry Macklowe claims he just really, really likes the picture.
Real estate mogul Harry Macklowe professed his love for his new wife with a 42-foot-tall by 48-foot-wide poster that wraps around one of the tallest residential buildings in the world.
But it seems like it was meant to have an audience of one — Macklowe’s ex-wife.
His new wife, Patricia Landeau, was photographed by Studio Harcourt in Paris as part of a $2000 bid at a charity auction.
“My wife looks gorgeous, and I love the picture of me,” Macklowe told The New York Times. “Since I wasn’t getting married during the summer in the Hamptons,” he explained, “I wasn’t able to hire an airplane with a banner to go up and down the shoreline. I thought: ‘I own a building. Why don’t I just hang a banner from my own building?’”
After wrapping up a 14-week divorce, Macklowe made the “proclamation of love” on the building, which just so happens to be where his ex-wife, Linda Macklowe, backed out of a deal to purchase an apartment.
Macklowe isn’t sure how long he’ll keep the photos up for, but folks who pass by the building certainly have opinions: “Is it pointless?” Eric Torres, a delivery person in New York City asked. “It’s 50-50 on that one. The simple fact is, if the marriage doesn’t work out, he just wasted a lot of money.”
Even if the first Mrs. Macklowe sees the portraits, she can feel good knowing she won the $72 million Plaza Hotel condo in the divorce settlement.
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