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.

Portrait of billionaire Harry Macklowe and new wife, Patricia Landeau at Park Avenue, New York IMAGE: New York Times

“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?’”

Harry Macklowe and Patricia Landeau at a function in 2017. IMAGE: Getty

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'.

READ MORE: New York City's Night Sky Lit Up With 'Crazy Blue Light'

READ MORE: New York Allows Gender 'X' On Birth Certificates Without Doctor Approval

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.