Skyscraper Dreams:The Great Real Estate Dynasties of New York

Skyscraper Dreams:The Great Real Estate Dynasties of New York

by Tom Shachtman


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“Fascinating history, showing how the city has been molded by the edifice complexes of risk-takers. The stuff of grand comedy.”

Business Week

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595163601
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/08/2001
Pages: 380
Sales rank: 1,152,449
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: Public and Private Ceremonies3
Part 1Elements of the Dream
1The Sixth Sense29
2The White City45
3Within the Pale54
Part 2Reaching for the Sky
4Converging Streams77
5Horizontal to Vertical Monuments93
6Fathers and Sons101
7Grand Schemes118
8Metropolitan Square137
9The Hard Years157
Part 3Empire Building
10Making Matches173
11Members of the Club189
12Learning to Love the Cow203
13Sizable and Dubious Pleasures216
14The Changing of the Guard235
Part 4The City and Its Symbols
151166 and All That257
16The Shadow of Default271
17The Great Leap Forward294
18Replacement Costs314
Epilogue: Waiting for Good Times329

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