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Post by earthfriendly » Mon, 04 Jan 2016 5:58 am

An interesting article. It all seems so harmless until "That year, an office worker died in a fire at 1 Illinois Center, a vanity address on East Wacker Drive, after emergency responders failed to find the burning building."

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/ ... ion#r=read

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Post by x9200 » Mon, 04 Jan 2016 8:58 am

earthfriendly wrote:An interesting article. It all seems so harmless until "That year, an office worker died in a fire at 1 Illinois Center, a vanity address on East Wacker Drive, after emergency responders failed to find the burning building."

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/ ... ion#r=read
Good they don't allow (?) this* in Singapore as surely there would be many willing to pay for it and charge more to the tenants.

We lived in a condo situated just at the bottom of Holland Hill. The condo was facing Queensway and had the Queensway address. I found some funny discussions on local property buyer fora that this condo is a joke and not worth to buy because it is not really in the Holland area.

*) Instead, the developers put the "prestigious" component inside the condo name.

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Re: Vanity Address

Post by nakatago » Mon, 04 Jan 2016 9:57 am

x9200 wrote:
earthfriendly wrote:An interesting article. It all seems so harmless until "That year, an office worker died in a fire at 1 Illinois Center, a vanity address on East Wacker Drive, after emergency responders failed to find the burning building."

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/ ... ion#r=read
Good they don't allow (?) this* in Singapore as surely there would be many willing to pay for it and charge more to the tenants.

We lived in a condo situated just at the bottom of Holland Hill. The condo was facing Queensway and had the Queensway address. I found some funny discussions on local property buyer fora that this condo is a joke and not worth to buy because it is not really in the Holland area.

*) Instead, the developers put the "prestigious" component inside the condo name.

Like so:
JR8 wrote:A variation on this Frenchism employed to add sophistication is the condos that have named themselves such as D'Chateau, D'Banyan, D'Gallery. Ooh how sophisticated!

Except you cannot truncate De onto a consonant in this way (only vowels) so it just looks completely absurd. I've pondered whether I could live in a place with such a silly name and I really don't think I could do it :)
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Re: Vanity Address

Post by ecureilx » Mon, 04 Jan 2016 12:12 pm

interestingly, the famous 1 Wilshire Building is actually not 'exactly' in Wilshire Boulevard :D

It is facing the Wilshire Boulevard.

https://www.google.com.sg/maps/@34.0483 ... 565064,18z

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