This late 19th century 'Ringstrasse Palais' was built by the architect Theophil Freiherr Hansen for the Ephrussis, a very wealthy family of bankers and grain merchants and contemporaries of the Rothschilds.
It plays a significant role in the biography 'The Hare with the Amber Eyes' authored by Edmund de Wall.
During WW2 it was occupied and looted by the Nazis, then occupied by U.S. forces. Later OPEC used the premises; it now serves as offices for Casino Austria.
KitsuneFox: In the Unites States, the most Easterly point, that is drivable, is the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Maine. Technically that is the first place someone could celebrate New Years in the 'states. goo.gl/maps/YtsPgzoNuqrpVjfVA
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KitsuneFox: Happy 'Black Friday'! Dubai Mall is the world's current largest shopping center by total area, boasting an area of over 12,000,000 square feet. goo.gl/maps/oUVzRzr3PUdkYhvX8
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