The mysterious and monolithic Dakota Building in New York City would be fascinating in its own right as a unique piece of architecture, but it's also one of New York's most famous buildings, one with a sadly tragic history: Music legend John Lennon, who lived there for several years, was gunned down on the building's front steps in 1980.

The Dakota was also the scene for the nightmarish 1968 horror classic 'Rosemary's Baby,' where Rosemary (Mia Farrow) discovers a sinister conspiracy among her neighbors and a long history of evil and murder within the building's brooding walls. More recently, it was used as the home of wealthy bachelor David Aames (Tom Cruise) in the mind-bending mystery 'Vanilla Sky.'
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