Tony Award-winning actor and dancer Tommy Tune has paid $1.29 million to buy the tower apartment in the Southgate building on Manhattan's Far East Side, according to the New York Observer.
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Today, the Observer broke the story of the purchase of the unit at 400 E. 52nd Street by the 68-year-old Tune. City records unfortunately do not yet confirm the Observer's report.

The one-bedroom, 750-square-foot penthouse unit had been owned for at least a decade by the late interior designer Christopher Gallo, and had not been on the market, the Observer reported. "It's magic beyond belief," Tune told the Observer. "The place has a wrap terrace and cracked walls. Absolutely romantic in the Roman sense of the word. I've fallen in love with these walls in Rome--they don't paint them, they let them live. There's history in these walls, so I'm not touching them. I don't want many things--I honestly don't. But I looked at this place and said, 'I want this place.' And--ahem--I have it."

Records show that Tune has owned several other units in and around Manhattan over the years, including a penthouse at 50 E. 89th Street and a 12th floor unit at 222 Park Avenue South.