An extended look at John Lennon’s iconic apartment building

Family friend and renowned photographer Bob Gruen said the musician liked living at the New York City apartment building because of the “English Gothic castle kind of feeling of the place.”
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They're code is you me it's irreplaceable. There isn't another building blanket in this city. The builder. Edward Clark. An architect Henry. Set out to fulfill Clark's idea of the most luxurious. Apartment house. It has ever been saying they made the apart it's. Feel. Like brown style. High ceilings. Heavy molding this elaborate mental. It was kind of an old fashioned these spooky goggles on them railings around the buildings were Dakota Wright is built. The nineteenth century at a time when Chris. Nothing. The builder. Edward Clark decided to name the building the Dakota. After the Dakota territory. Eight stone carver. Carve a good coat it Indian. High up on the fifth. That's the real story. American seven isn't it very very different place. Broken. Economically. In crisis. Is dirty Tonya Harlan in Dakota which is a fortress to her expensive place. Very high security what it cost to live there you need to be successful to afford it. The differences on 72 street and it runs the whole block between seven seconds 7 in third on Central Park west. And it's it's kind of you shape you know building would have gone in a minnow. And is at the entrance ways they go watch. And the door man. Sits in a boot outside the building. Doesn't sound like English. Ka. Still kind of feeling of the. New York loved John Allen he could've driven his car right into the protected areas without being in public view. And yet he did do that he would get out of his vehicle he would walk past people he'd wave detail we posed pictures. He logs new York. And New York welcome back and the reason you love Bjork was that he was just. Just another new Yorker. And that Alice precious. And to.

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