The towering Euro

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If you're looking for tangible proof of the potent role Europeans play in Manhattan's real-estate market, look no further than this ad outside a condo tower rising rapidly on an incredibly narrow lot on West 34th Street between Park and Madison avenues. Real-estate observers have long credited pied-a-terre-seeking Europeans with helping to keep the Manhattan market resilient. But we must say, we never thought we'd see this sentiment so clearly articulated on a promotional banner. Come and get your condos while the getting -- and dollar -- is still good!

-- Rolando Pujol

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