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The Flatiron : the New York landmark and the incomparable city that arose with it

Author: Alice Sparberg Alexiou
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of the construction of the Flatiron Building in New York City within the context of the times in which it was built in the early twentieth century.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Nonfiction
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Sparberg Alexiou
ISBN: 9780312384685 0312384688
OCLC Number: 465867368
Description: xxi, 298 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: George Allon Fuller --
Eno's Flatiron --
Chicago's gift --
Preparing to build --
Bigger and bigger --
The Skyscraper trust --
The Flatiron opens for business --
23 Skiddoo --
Water and wind --
Allon --
Uptown --
Sur le Flat-Iron --
The big landlord.
Responsibility: Alice Sparberg Alexiou.

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The Flatiron building, a New York landmark, signaled the start of a new era in the city. This marvelously written book chronicles the Flatiron's construction and tells the story of the unusual  Read more...

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