After buying up most of the buildings and air rights in the Diamond District, former diamond dealer and current megadeveloper Gary Barnett is finally ready to get his commercial condominium tower in the neighborhood off the ground. The design of the 40-story Skidmore, Owings and Merrill office building has been out there for a while, but an invite sent out for the tower's launch party on May 19th contains a special treat: the first detailed look at the diamond pattern that will grace the building's facade. Also, the building?with an entrance on West 47th Street for diamond industry tenants and a separate lobby on 46th Street for those dealing in less precious materials?will now be known as the International Gem Tower. Noted!
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