Billionaire Taunts Ex By Hanging Massive Photo Of New Wife On NY Building
To celebrate his $2 billion divorce and brand new marriage, real estate mogul Harry Macklowe installed 12-metre high, seven-metre wide photographs of himself and his new wife on a building in New York City.
Nothing says 'I've moved on' quite like plastering a sky-high banner of your new partner on a building smack bang in New York City.
And that's exactly what the 82-year-old did, just months after an expensive and bitter public divorce from his wife of nearly 60 years, Linda Macklowe.
“Our smiling faces will be on a building that I built — and I am proud of my wife, my life, my friends and colleagues.” He told the New York Post last week before tying the knot for a second time.
“It gives me a great thrill to share this moment of joy and happiness,” he said.
Macklowe had bid US$2,000 for the photographs at a charity auction in Paris and initially wanted the banner hung from a plane and flown down the shoreline in the Hamptons.
But after failing to hire a jet, he changed his mind.
"I thought: ‘I own a building. Why don’t I just hang a banner from my own building?’”
The grand display of affection has copped a lot of criticism on social media and in the local papers.
Many claimed it's a vicious swipe against his ex-wife with some labelling the move 'petty' and 'embarrassing', others 'trashy'.
Trashy and embarrassing.— Steph 🍀🐉 (@StephLovesNYC) March 10, 2019
Money can’t buy you class— Mahomes is my homie (@JCBuildHikeRide) March 10, 2019
What a brazen way to say “I still care about you so much that I’m willing to spend thousands of dollars to make you notice me.”
That very residential building was at the centre of divorce negotiations and was also where Macklowe and his new wife, Patricia Landeau, held their wedding reception.