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Open for just two years the built from scratched fortress/freeport in Harlem named Arcis has told all of its clients it is ending operations by October 31st. Built at a cost of $40 million the structure was the only Freeport operating on the island of Manhattan

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Manhattan’s first freeport, a windowless five-story warehouse in Harlem designed to store $2.5 billion worth of blue-chip art, is closing after two years.

Named Arcis, which means stronghold or citadel in Latin, the building was developed by Cayre Equities at a cost of more than $40 million and includes 110,000-square-foot of space and security features such as retina scanning. It was built on a lot designated as a foreign-trade zone, meaning that the merchandise inside isn’t subject to U.S. duty or excise tax.

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