Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Real Estate Chief Fears Troubled Sibling Has New Weapon: TV

Douglas Durst, in Rare Move, Speaks About Robert Durst Ahead of HBO Documentary


Douglas Durst, a real estate developer and the younger brother of Robert Durst, in the offices of the Durst Organization on the 49th floor of One Bryant Park in Manhattan. Credit Michael Appleton for The New York Times

Douglas Durst recalled the last time he saw and spoke with his troubled older brother, Robert.

It was on a short bus ride 13 years ago, a shuttle taking members of the fabulously rich Durst family to a wedding reception at the St. Regis Hotel in Houston. Beneath the sheen of that festive moment, decades of torment crackled between Robert and Douglas, two of the groom’s uncles, then in their late 50s.

That tension is central to a largely untold narrative of one of modern New York’s most prominent real estate families, a story that echoes with sibling rivalry as old as humankind. With Robert about to tell his version in a new documentary, Douglas has spoken publicly for the first time, concerned that his brother, at age 71, is on the verge of opening up a new attack on the family.  MORE

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