Vartan Grogorian was a world-renowned philanthropic basis and college chief, historian, and humanist. He is credited with saving the New York Public Library (NYPL) system within the Nineteen Eighties. Unfortunately, he handed away final April at 87 after being hospitalized for abdomen ache. Born to Armenian mother and father in Tabriz, Iran, Mr. Grogorian arrived in America in 1956 to check historical past and the humanities at Stanford University. He was the president of the NYPL (from 1981 to 1989) and neatly used his attraction to fund the library, and its model constructing after vital finances cuts a decade in the past.
Spanning over 2600 sq. toes, Vartan Grogorian resided on the 18th flooring of 1931 constructed pre-war constructing, The Parc Vendome, at 340 West 57th St., close to Columbus Circle. Emery Roth designed it. Mr. Grogorian purchased this apartment for $3.2 million in 1997.
Upon entry, you’re greeted by a big lobby lined with bookshelves, main on to the big front room with a wood-burning hearth and quite a few home windows, permitting the pure mild to spill in. The apartment options two major bedrooms with an en-suite lavatory, whereas the third bed room can double as a house workplace. Adjacent to the formal front room is a eating room, which connects to a comfortable den and the kitchen, loaded with lovely cabinetry and counter tops. The new homeowners would take pleasure in this magnificent property whereas having easy accessibility to Central Park, Carnegie Hall, Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, and extra!
“As President from 1981–89, his leadership and tenacity revitalized and reaffirmed the Library as the preeminent civic and educational institution that New Yorkers know and love today,” the NYPL mentioned in a press release.