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House of outrageous fortune : Fifteen Central Park West, the world's most powerful address

Author: Michael Gross
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Atria books hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"Gross turns his gimlet eye on the new-money wonderland that's sprung up on the southwest rim of Central Park. Mixing an absorbing business epic with ... social comedy, Gross creates a dishy exposé of today's wealthiest and most famous. This colorful story recounts the record-setting building's inspired genesis, costly construction, and the flashy international lifestyle it has brought to a once benighted and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Gross
ISBN: 9781451666199 1451666195
OCLC Number: 842316540
Description: xix, 394 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Clash of the titans --
Up on the roof --
The other Gold Coast --
Out of Arizona --
Condomania --
Circle game --
Inheritance --
Groundbreaking --
Ground-raising --
Seeking Alpha --
Top of the world --
A place of one's own.
Responsibility: Michael Gross.

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"Gross turns his gimlet eye on the new-money wonderland that's sprung up on the southwest rim of Central Park. Mixing an absorbing business epic with ... social comedy, Gross creates a dishy exposé of today's wealthiest and most famous. This colorful story recounts the record-setting building's inspired genesis, costly construction, and the flashy international lifestyle it has brought to a once benighted and socially déclassé Manhattan neighborhood"--Dust jacket flap.

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