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The scaffolding is down on the Madison Avenue mansion that will soon house Ralph Lauren's women's and home collections, and she's a beauty. The Shophound explains why the building is such a big deal: "Maybe we are just struck by the fact that while so many designers have created interior environments to be inserted in boutiques and shop-in-shops, Ralph may be one of the only ones in the world, really, who has the wherewithal to build such an elaborate structure to house only a portion of his product offerings on some of the planet's most expensive real estate." Not to mention that this is all going on across the street from yet more high-intensity renovations. [The Shophound; Previously]