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Top 10 Buildings in Manhattan to Store Your Gold

With much of the world in economic turmoil and interest rates at historic lows, where are you going to stash your gold whose value is pretty high now?  In times of stress, it's monumental, memorable and almost indestructible architecture that calms the waves of angst and steadies your gilded world.

#1 - The Police Building, 240 Centre Street

This magnificent, Baroque-revival-style, full-block apartment building was formerly the police headquarters of New York City, so what's to worry?



#2 - Cipriani Club Residences, 55 Wall Street

Formerly a custom house, then the New York Stock Exchange, then headquarters for a major bank, then a luxury hotel, this Wall Street landmark is really well-built and very impressive with a great library.


  • Seven apartments currently for sale from $649,000 to $1,450,000

#3 - Apple Bank Building, 2112 Broadway

Designed by the architects of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, this seemingly impregnable structure still operates a very impressive banking hall on the ground floor, but now has a gym for its residents in the bank's former vault.


  • One apartment for sale at $5,200,000

#4 - The Bank Building, 300 West 14th Street

Built in 1907 as the New York County Bank for Savings, this impressive small building was converted to 11 residential condominiums in 1999, 11 years after the building was declared an official city landmark.


  • Five apartments currently for sale from $2,600,000 to $3,750,000

#5 - Twenty Exchange, 20 Exchange Place

This 685-foot-tall skyscraper was designed by Cross & Cross in 1913 for the City Bank-Farmers Trust and has a spectacular domed lobby with gold-toned travertine floor and decorative nickel and bronze elements and was acquired for residential conversion in 2004.



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#6 - 20 Pine Street

This 35-story building overlooking Chase Manhattan Plaza was designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White as the headquarters of the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company and was converted to 409 residential condominiums in 2007.


  • Twenty-Nine apartments currently for sale from $750,000 to $3,400,000

#7 - Downtown by Starck, 15 Broad Street

This complex consists of the 42-story tower that was originally the Equitable Trust Building and a five-story headquarters on Wall Street of J. P. Morgan's banking operations and it now has 326  condominium apartments and a very, very impressive roof deck across from the new York Stock Exchange and the Federal Hall National Memorial.


  • Thirteen apartments currently for sale from $1,000,000 to $3,000,000

#8 - 998 Fifth Avenue

Designed in 1912 by McKim, Mead & White, this inflated and most impressive Italian Renaissance-style palazzo would delight the Medicis almost as much as it does its 12 modern-day residential counterparts.

#9 - The Osborne, 205 West 57th Street

From its dark brownstone, fortress-like exterior, who would guess that this 1883 apartment building across Seventh Avenue from Carnegie Hall has the city's most luminous, vaulted lobby with gilded tiles.

 


  • Six apartments currently for sale from $575,000 to $4,950,000

#10 - Liberty Tower, 55 Liberty Street

This beautiful, 1910 English Gothic-style skyscraper, once the headquarters of Sinclair Oil, was converted to 87 apartments in 1979 by Joseph Pell Lombardi and is conveniently across from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and One Chase Manhattan Plaza.


  • Two apartments currently for sale from $520,000 to $2,395,000

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