Qatar Pays $100M For NYC Townhouse For Future Consulate

Law360, New York (January 30, 2014, 1:27 PM EST) -- The state of Qatar has agreed to purchase a townhouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for approximately $100 million from a prominent art-dealing family, a representative of the Qatar General Consulate in New York confirmed Thursday.

Qatar has signed a contract to buy the townhouse at 19 E. 64th St., a 20,500-square-foot property owned by the Wildenstein family, and plans to use the space as its New York consulate.

“This is the perfect choice for our consulate, given its location, size, layout and infrastructure,”...
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