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Skyscraper dreams : the great real estate dynasties of New York

Author: Tom Shachtman
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A portrait of Manhattan real estate and the multimillionaires who are its masters. The author describes those who failed and those who founded family dynasties among the wealthiest in America,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Shachtman
ISBN: 0316782130 9780316782135
OCLC Number: 22812929
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 354 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Public and Private Ceremonies --
Elements of the Dream --
The Sixth Sense --
The White City --
Within the Pale --
Reaching for the Sky --
Converging Streams --
Horizontal to Vertical Monuments --
Fathers and Sons --
Grand Schemes --
Metropolitan Square --
The Hard Years --
Empire Building --
Making Matches --
Members of the Club --
Learning to Love the Cow --
Sizable and Dubious Pleasures --
The Changing of the Guard --
The City and Its Symbols --
1166 and All That --
The Shadow of Default --
The Great Leap Forward --
Replacement Costs --
Epilogue: Waiting for Good Times.
Responsibility: Tom Shachtman.

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