Notes on the Geography of The Eastern United States: Manhattan: Starchitecture: Photo 11
The location of the GM Building, at the southeast corner of Central Park, was prime, and the building has been one of the most profitable of any in the city, less from rental income than from the repeated sales of the building. The presence of General Motors irked some critics. One observed that "an auto showroom is particularly galling at the spot in New York that most honors the pedestrian." Perhaps the subsequent presence of an Apple store was less upsetting.
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