Equitable Building Postcard Circa 1919
The History of The Equitable Building New York City
Thanks to Bob Hoye's The Consequence of Real Estate Bubbles August 29, 2006
Rents continue to fall in New York, too, and Citibank is reportedly trying to sell the mortgage it holds on 40 Wall St. at a distress price. The amount that Citi is owed on the 70-story building, once a holding of the late, great Ferdinand Marcos, is $80 million.
The amount that it is willing to accept in payment, according to Crain's New York Business, is $20 million, or $20 a square foot. A source of ours relates that the offered side of the market is, in fact, lower; a spokeswoman for Citicorp declines to provide a number. READ FULL HISTORY.
History, Charts & Curated Readings
"History, real solemn history, I cannot be interested in.... I read it a little as a duty; but it tells me nothing that does not either vex or weary me. The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars and pestilences in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and hardly any women at all - it is very tiresome." Jane Austen spoken by Catherine Morland in 'Northanger Abbey'
"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement; and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana Vol. I, Reason in Common Sense