Friday, August 24, 2007

View From Inside the Apple Cube

This is the view from inside the Apple Cube Store on 5th Avenue and 59th Street. The building on the right is the former Plaza Hotel. Now it is being converted into a super luxury condo that sells for over $1 million per unit.

So if you had $1 million dollars, what would you do?

22 comments:

thwany said...

if i had $1 million dollars...

i would pay off all my debts, travel for a year, invest in some sort of home, and then wake up the next day and live the rest of my life.

Olivier said...

1 million $, j'achete une maison dans greenwich village (mais je connais pas les tarifs) ;o). je le trouve superbe beau ce magasin d'apple. Bon weekend


1 million $, I buy a house in Greenwich village (but I do not know the tariffs); O). I find it superb beautiful this store of APPLE. Good weekend

Jilly said...

Beautiful photograph, Ming.

What would I do? Stop working! Throw out all my junk, get on with writing my book and hopefully stop worrying...and visit a few friends around the world.

oldmanlincoln said...

Wow. I can't even imagine being in that place. It is so modern-looking.

Abraham Lincoln
Just My Birds Blog

stilettoheights said...

I would certainly pay off our debts, travel, help my mom....buy a ton of amazing new clothes, shoes, and purses.

love the photo!

Ex-Shammickite said...

$1 million? That's not much these days, when lottery winners are walking away with 20, 30, sometimes 40 million.
However, if I had $1 million to spare, I'd pay off my sons' mortgages, buy a newer car, take some fabulous holidays, and enjoy life.

Rambling Round said...

Pay debts, finance post-graduate degrees for the kids, build a house in the country.

Waldo Oiseau said...

Well, I certainly wouldn't buy a spot in this building! :)

I'd finish paying my student loans, buy a Mini Cooper, set aside a bit to go to India for my honeymoon--whenever that is!, and put the rest in an IRA for retirement. Yep, I'd keep working, but would take really nice vacations and pay someone else to strip all the wallpaper at my house!

Sonia said...

Great photo, Ming!

If I had $1 million dollars... I would like to go to New York by ship because I fear to fly.

• Eliane • said...

$1 mio. in NY? Hmm, I'd probably buy a small 1BR in the Upper East Side and IF there is something left, I'd save it to my that triplex loft in SoHo, or Tribeca, or Williamsburg, or... I am really not difficult.
BTW, the Apple store is open 24/7. I'd love to see how it looks like at 3pm and what kind of clientèle they have then. Your next mission! ;)

• Eliane • said...

I meant Upper West Side!!!

• Eliane • said...

And I meant 3am!!!
You can thank we for increasing your comments count! ;)

Peter said...

I would travel for part of the money (incl. a few days in NYC now and then) and give the rest to my kids - I'm alright in my flat, I just got rid of my car and I don't want a new one...

Of course, if they bought a nice small house in Provence and then invited me, I would appreciate it!

Ann (MobayDP) said...

If I had one million dollars there are so many things I'd do...but I very much doubt that I'd use it all to buy only one apartment.

GMG said...

With several millions, I would travel from a base in Polynesia, probably! Maybe not...

Emily Lin said...

If I had $1 million, I would definitely pay off my student loans and debts; I'd buy a small condo and probably a new car. Well, of course I'd buy myself a new dSLR camera and lens! :D And I would definitely use the money to travel around the world while visiting friends from different places.

Belinda said...

i'm with thwany!!

thanks heaps for the tip on NY hotels - i actually booked us an apartment through a website i found in the Lonely Planet guide. and believe it or not, it's located 15 metres away from a school friend i haven't seen in 15 years, but found a few weeks ago through facebook!!! aaaahhh the beauty of technology.

can't wait to meet you by the way. will tee up a time and place closer to the date ;o)

Tara's Talk said...

Great & Interesting photo!

With $1 mil, I would pay off all my debts (my husband & I) & purchase a home on LOTS of land;) (I do wild animal rehab:)

I would also pay off my parents debt & get them a home they wanted.

After that, I would just relax & enjoy the rest of my years & watch my children grow! And someday, maybe grandchildren:)

Keropok Man said...

Hmmm 1.
maybe invest in some Berkshire Hathaway shares.

Hmmm 2.
Donate to some university, they might set up some Professorial Chair. Hmmm imagine if you are a Prof and you will be: The Keropok Chair Professor Ming The Merciless! haha....

Hmmm 3.
Donate to some missions organisation.

Hmmm 4.
Fund a solar research project, so that they can find cheap solar power techniques that can lower my hefty air con bills!

Chad said...

love this photo

Dijah said...

If I had 1 million dollars,I'll keep half of it and the I'll donate the other half to an orphanage.

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Dija is so young and so right educated to share her fortune with whom had less than us.

If I had 1 million dollars I would give part in charity, buy a new flat and............. an "Aston Martin Vanquish S" :-))))