LONDON UNITED KINGDOM. Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich has “withdrawn” his application for a UK visa. A source close to the Russian tycoon said he no longer wishes to reside in the UK, but that his application to extend his investor visa had not been refused or denied, as reported in the press.
Roman Abramovich is moving ahead with creating his Upper East Side Frankenhome, as the New York Post reports construction activity at the site.
Roman’s new mega mansion:
Roman Abramovich started seeking approvals from the city for the three-townhouse megamansion at 11-15 East 75th Street in March 2016, and finally won the go-ahead of the landmark district’s governing body in June of that year over architect Stephen Wang + Associates revised treatment of the townhouses’ facades.
Abramovich added a fourth townhouse on the block—No. 9—to his assemblage in October 2017, and has since reconfigured the megamansion with Wang. It will now include Nos. 9, 11, and 13, with No. 15 officially dropped from the design. That revised plan was approved by the LPC in November 2017, a few months after Abramovich announced his amicable separation with third wife Dasha Zhukova.
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