NYC buildings name game
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How well do you remember the former names of some of these current New York City buildings? Test your chops with The Real Deal‘s latest quiz!
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Question 1 of 6
The Western Hemisphere’s tallest building wasn’t always branded “One World Trade Center.” What did then-governor George Pataki call it back in 2003 before its name changed six years later?Correct
George Pataki says “you’re right!”Incorrect
George Pataki says “try again!”
Question 2 of 6
The Helmsley Building underwent two name changes since it was built in 1929. What was it called before Leona Helmsley renamed it?Correct
Great job! On to the next one.Incorrect
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Question 3 of 6
Which U.S. president was the 53-story office tower now known as One Grand Central Place named after before officially swapping names in 2010?Correct
Good thinkin’, Lincoln! It’s the Lincoln Building.Incorrect
Not so much.
Question 4 of 6
The 59-story skyscraper at 200 Park Avenue wasn’t always known by its current moniker. What was the MetLife Building called before its name changed in 1992?Correct
You got it!Incorrect
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Question 5 of 6
Before Brookfield Office Properties snapped up the Battery Park City building in 2013, 5 Brookfield Place was stamped with a different name. What was it?Correct
The New York Mercantile Exchange Building, indeed!Incorrect
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Question 6 of 6
After JP Morgan Chase coughed up One Chase Manhattan Plaza to Fosun International Ltd. in 2013, the Chinese Investment firm changed the building’s name to reference the street it’s located on. Where is the office building located?Correct
You got it! High five!Incorrect
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