|Manhattan Center Studios|
|Location||Manhattan Center building|
|Address||311 West 34th Street, Midtown|
|Building owners||Unification Church|
|Associated acts||Duran Duran|
Manhattan Center Studios is located at the Manhattan Center building in New York (USA), which was built in 1906 and is on 311 West 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan. There are two recording studios in the building which is also one of New York City's most renowned performance venues featuring the "Grand Ballroom" and the "Hammerstein Ballroom". In 1976 the building was purchased by its current owner, the Unification Church for $3,000,000.
In early October 2006, vocalist Simon Le Bon from Duran Duran announced that the band had recorded three songs with famed hip hop producer Timbaland, record producer Floyd Nathaniel Hills and engineer Jimmy Douglass at Manhatten Center Studios during the previous month in September. Other tracks for the album were recorded in London (UK) and Manchester (UK).
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