Dakota Building in New York City

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This massive apartment building has been (and is!) home to many celebrities. Probably best known was the former Beatle John Lennon, who was gunned down outside the building on December 8th, 1980 by a crazed fan named Mark Chapman. Lennon had been living at the Dakota with his second wife, Yoko Ono, who still resides in the building. A memorial to the former Beatle exists nearby in Central Park. The building has become a popular place of pilgrimage for many who admire Lennon.
Address: 1 West 72nd Street
Directions: at Central Park West

Source wikitravel.org/en/Manhattan/Upper West Side