Yesterday we learned that Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani hoped to buy two of late heiress Huguette Clark’s apartments on Fifth Avenue for $31 million, and that he was even considering buying an additional three apartments in the building to create a 40-room mega-pad.But today, the New York Post puts the kibosh on those rumours. The Prime Minister’s bid for the apartments was rejected, largely because of his 15 children, two wives and large staff, the Post reported.
But the kids weren’t the only thing that made the building’s co-op board squeamish.
Writes the Post‘s Jennifer Gould Keil:
In addition to the kid factor, the uptight co-op board put the kibosh on Hamad’s bid — which had been backed by Clark’s estate — because it was jittery about where his money was coming from, sources said.
Board members were also concerned because, as a foreign head of state, the 52-year-old sheik couldn’t be held accountable for anything that might happen there, they said.
Looks like we’ll have to wait and see who the new tenants are.
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