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Bruce Willis Downsizes in Manhattan

The ‘Die Hard’ actor and his wife Emma are in contract for a roughly 3,000-square-foot apartment at new development One West End.


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MANSION Bruce Willis Downsizes in Manhattan

Evan Joseph

Weeks after finding a buyer for their sprawling Central Park West apartment, actor Bruce Willis and his wife Emma are downsizing to a smaller Manhattan home.

Tokyo’s Growing Yen for High-Rise Apartments

Jeremie Souteyrat for The Wall Street Journal

An uptick in demand for high-rise luxury apartments in Japan’s capital city is driven, in part, by younger couples, tech entrepreneurs and foreign buyers want more upscale amenities.

Skyscrapers Face the Apocalypse

Scott McIntyre for The Wall Street Journal

On an ordinary day, George Dotzler may deal with wind speeds equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane, torrential rains akin to a monsoon and seismic shifts that feel like an earthquake. He is the director of operations for the Construction Research Laboratory in Miami, where builders, developers and architects go to test the durability and stability of glass building facades. With skyscrapers sprouting up around the world, demand for structural testing is strong.

The Year of the Dog, at Home

Amy Mikler for The Wall Street Journal

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, which kicks off Feb. 16, Mansion combed the archives for never-before-published photographs of dogs in high-end homes.

HOUSE OF THE DAY A Spanish-Style Compound in California

Geoff Yale/Yale Photography

Named for its array of doors, this home includes two ponds, two waterfalls and a writer’s retreat.

GREATER NEW YORK REAL ESTATE Cuomo’s Vision to Link Long Island and Westchester Could Cost $55 Billion

Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, champion of a $100 billion infrastructure plan, wants the state to build even more. The Democratic governor is calling for a bridge or tunnel to be constructed across Long Island Sound, connecting Suffolk and Nassau counties with Westchester County.

DESIGN A Tudor-Home Library That’s Stately Not Stuffy: Steal the Look

Aaron Leitz

The library of a 1930s Tudor revival house in Portland, Ore., manages to nod to tradition without resorting to yawny mahogany-paneled clichés.

Floral Transformation: See How Richard Serra’s Sculptures Inspired a Bouquet

Stephen Kent Johnson for The Wall Street Journal (arrangement); Bill Jacobson (sculpture)

The hulking 1990s metal sculptures of Richard Serra inspire floral designer Lindsey Taylor to construct a moodily modern arrangement.