23 May '11, 12am

NY has a new attraction: Dominique Strauss-Kahn's house arrest apartment becomes new tourist hot spot

NY has a new attraction: Dominique Strauss-Kahn's house arrest apartment becomes new tourist hot spot

A sightseeing bus drives past the building where former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn is being held under house arrest after posting bail in New York. -- PHOTO: AFP NEW YORK - THE New York apartment building where former IMF leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn is under house arrest on sexual assault charges has become a new tourist hot spot. Meanwhile, the IMF has been working to find a successor to lead an organisation that provides billions in loans to stabilise the world economy. France's finance minister, Christine Lagarde, has emerged as a front-runner to replace Strauss-Kahn, but emerging economies have pressed for an end to Europe's traditional stranglehold on the position of IMF managing director. On Sunday, open-top buses passed by, with cameras pointed at the luxury high-rise in lower Manhattan where Strauss-Kahn was holed up with his wife, Anne Sinclair. She left in...

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