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Berggruen Residential Denies That Madonna Bought a $20M TLV Penthouse at Meier on Rothschild

Berggruen Residential Denies That Madonna Bought a $20M TLV Penthouse at Meier on Rothschild

BRGN.B1) has reportedly denied reports in the US that Madonna has bought a $20 million penthouse at the Meier-on-Rothschild tower in Tel Aviv, according to Israeli business media. According to Globes, the company told the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, “Reports in the US and UK media that pop singer Madonna has bought an apartment in the tower are not correct. Due to rumors, Berggruen Residential is for once breaking its usual rule about not reporting details on talks with potential buyers, and stating that the negotiations with the singer Madonna several months ago did not end in a deal.” According to a March 6 report by TMZ, Madonna had purchased a $20 million custom-designed luxury penthouse duplex atop Berggruen Residential’s Meier on Rothschild breath-taking Tel Aviv skyscraper. TMZ is a celebrity news website launched in 2005. It was a collaboration between AOL and Telepictures Productions, a division of Warner Bros., until Time Warner divested AOL in 2009. The name TMZ stands for thirty-mile zone, the historic “studio zone” within a 30-mile radius centered at the intersection of West Beverly Boulevard and North La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. TMZ’s managing editor is Harvey Levin, a lawyer-turned-journalist who was previously a legal expert for the Los Angeles television station KCBS-TV. Frequently referenced by various media, TMZ is one of the most-cited entertainment news sources, utilized by national network and local newsgathering organizations. As reported by DealmakersHub on February 27, 2015, Berggruen Residential, developer of the ultra-luxury Meier on Rothschild tower at 36 Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv, announced that it had reached a record-breaking NIS 1 billion ($250 million) sales benchmark for single residential building revenue in Israel. Meier-on-Rothschild “There is, and there will always be, a demand for quality and exceptional location and Meier on Rothschild tower is a great example of it,” said Yigal Zemah, the company’s CEO. “In December we have witnessed high sales volume which passed 60 million NIS and there is much more interest in the last remaining apartments and penthouses.” Berggruen has retained the services of Italian super-designer Patricia Urquiola as the interior designer of the ‘summit’ space, which will be used as a model penthouse. Berggruen Residential--Palace in the sky penthouse Meier on Rothschild, designed by world famous award-winning architect Richard Meier, was selected by Forbes as one of the ten most prestigious towers in the world. Berggruen Residential--Meier on Rothschild tower Berggruen Residential is owned by international businessman Nicolas Berggruen, and the Israeli Hagag-Cohen real estate development group.]]>

Katy Perry Lights Up Prismatic World Tour Stage with Stratasys 3D Printed Mohawks

Katy Perry Lights Up Prismatic World Tour Stage with Stratasys 3D Printed Mohawks

The 2014 People’s Choice Award winner wows audience with eye-catching 3D printed headgear working in tangent with spectacular pyrotechnics in opening song Hollywood special effects company, Legacy Effects, use Stratasys 3D printing to manufacture headpieces in lightning quick time The stage of pop star Katy Perry’s Prismatic World Tour is being illuminated with 3D printed mohawks produced by Legacy Effects using Stratasys 3D printing technology. Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel. Inspired by the plume of an ancient Roman’s imperial-centurion helmets, the mohawk’s main structure is manufactured using Stratasys 3D printing and features captivating colorful programmed lighting in the peak. With the prominent theme of color running throughout the tour, the headpiece wows audiences with a spectrum of bright lights, igniting an explosion of spectacular pyrotechnics in the opening song. Set to feature throughout the year-long world tour, the mohawks are personalized to perfectly fit the individual backing dancer, ensuring that they remain in place throughout the renowned opening song, Roar. “When Katy Perry’s art assistant gave us the brief with such a short turnaround time, we knew instantly that creating something so complex and visually striking, with the need for durability, could only be achieved with 3D printing,” explains Jason Lopes, Lead Systems Engineer at Legacy Effects. “Traditionally, it’s virtually impossible and very costly to produce such complex personalized pieces by hand, taking into consideration the time to work out the programming of the lighting elements. With Stratasys 3D printing technology, we were able to develop fully-illuminated pieces with a lightning fast turnaround of under a week. For developing one-off props for the music industry, this is revolutionary.” The best of both – combining FDM and PolyJet 3D printing Given the need of the eye-catching headgear to withstand continual use throughout the world tour, Legacy Effects opted to 3D print the outer crest in robust ABS-M30 FDM thermoplastic, ideal for holding the whole unit together. Similarly, thanks to its high dimensional stability and fine detail visualisation, the inset of the mohawks was produced in Stratasys’ rigid VeroGray material. “We wanted to amplify the bright colors of the mohawks to complement the dance routine and lighting throughout the performance and we knew that PolyJet’s ability to house a sheet of acrylic inside would ensure that the contrast in colors was emphasized regardless of the spectators’ position in the arena,” explains Lopes. Lopes concludes: “This is hugely exciting for us as Katy is such a high profile client, but it also represents how 3D printing is enabling us to meet the complex demands of projects like these immediately and providing our clients results within a day. To see 3D printed end-use parts in action during a live concert performance is something else!” Gilad Gans, President of North American Operations, Stratasys, concludes: “We are seeing more and more of our customers using 3D printing beyond just a prototyping tool, but as a way to directly manufacture some of the most complex parts as final products. In the case of Katy Perry’s head pieces, the ability to 3D print personalized one-off parts, customized to each dancer, is a perfect example of how the future of manufacturing is moving towards mass customization.”]]>