It wasn't the top of the Empire State Building. Or the Chrysler Building. Or the Great Lawn. Or the Brooklyn Bridge. Or Riverside Park. Or...or...or...any number of famous landmarks. Nope. One of the most spectacular places in New York CityÂ turned out to be a fancy hotel in Columbus Circle. Only on Project Product Placement can the presidential suite at the Mandarin Oriental get this kind of superlative lip service.
It was from the roof of this fancy-pants establishment that the gang met with Tim Gunn and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, there to give them their final, pre-Fashion Week challenge. Gretchen thought that the presence of Mayor Mike showed what New York thinks about Project Runway. Oh, Gretchen. You and your inflated sense of place in the universe. I'm pretty sure New York gives approximately two hoots about Project Runway. Actually, it might be one and a half.