David Durst dies at 90 Artistically-inclined real estate scion built eight skyscrapers over a 30-year career
David Durst, developer, artist and youngest son of family patriarch Joseph Durst, died Friday in R新爱上海同城对对碰论坛 ye, N.Y. He was 90.
Durst spent 30 years at the Durst Organization, along with his brothers Seymour and Royal. David focused on construction and engineering at the firm, and was one of the first developers to commission a sculpture at one of his office towe爱上海龙凤419桑拿 rs, “Windward,” in front of 655 Third Avenue, created by Jan Peter Stern.
He oversaw the development of eight skyscrapers in th新爱上海同城对对碰论坛 e city, from the 30-story 655 Third Avenue in 1958 to the 26-story building at 114 West 48th Street, completed in 1989, which he built along with his son Jody, the Durst Organi上海同城对对碰交友社区 zation’s爱上海同城 current president, the New York Times reported.
Durst was also an artist in his own right, creating large, whimsical wood and steel sculptures he exhibited at the Gallery in Hastings-on-Hudson and at the Katonah Gallery.
He’s survived by his second wife Carola, his daughters, Laurel Strong and Robin Durst, his sons Josh, Kristoffer and Jody, and his nine grandchildren. [NYT] – Ariel Stulberg
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