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Great fortune : the epic of Rockefeller Center

Author: Daniel Okrent
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A social history of the creation of Rockefeller Center notes how its planning process was compromised by the Depression, and cites the eccentric personalities that oversaw its construction.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Okrent, Daniel, 1948-
Great fortune.
New York : Viking, 2003
(OCoLC)606990548
Named Person: Rockefeller family.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Okrent
ISBN: 0670031690 9780670031696
OCLC Number: 52107412
Description: xiv, 512 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue: May 21, 1928, and September 30, 1939 --
The heart of this great city --
A commonplace person --
These properties will be greatly increased in value --
I chose the latter course --
Architecture never lies --
Tears of joy to a small business man --
I like having a lot of people against me --
A genius --
A hundred lawsuits --
Let Owen Young do it --
Who designed Rockefeller Center? --
Wondering where I'm going to get the money --
Our architects deserve to remain in chains --
Desperate for business --
Give 'em something better --
Ruthlessness was just another word for good business --
All the Finns in Helsingfors --
What do you paint, when you paint on a wall? --
I was not interested in sitting and listening --
Visitors give him dollars --
The snake changing his skin --
The kingdom of the world --
The demand is almost unbelievable --
Epilogue: 1948-2003.
Responsibility: Daniel Okrent.
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A social history of the creation of Rockefeller Center notes how its planning process was compromised by the Depression, and cites the eccentric personalities that oversaw its construction.

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