Mike Thorne, an "A&R" (artist and repertoire) man who basically discovered the Sex Pistols (along with other recording artists like Kate Bush and Wire), has joined the flurry of bold-faced names buying at Art Deco conversion Walker Tower. First reported by the Observer, Thorne, along with wife Leila Shakkour, just closed on a $9,851,568 10th-floor three-bedroom in a building that is a strong contender for development of the year, what with its record-setting penthouse and staggering sales figures. Thorne and Shakkour join the likes of, oh, Cameron Diaz at Walker Tower. Will they opt to stay for the long haul, or flip after a week like this joker?
· Listing: 212 West 18th Street #10A [StreetEasy]
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