Millions of visitors flock to New York each year to witness the excitement of Wall Street, famous for its shoulder-to-shoulder Deco towers jostling for prominence above the canyon like streets. "Skyscraper Rivals" is the first book to examine the architecture of Wall Street between the wars through an amazing array of contemporary and archival ...
Millions of visitors flock to New York each year to witness the excitement of Wall Street, famous for its shoulder-to-shoulder Deco towers jostling for prominence above the canyon like streets. "Skyscraper Rivals" is the first book to examine the architecture of Wall Street between the wars through an amazing array of contemporary and archival images and an informed discussion of the financial, geographical, and historical forces that shaped this district. The book focuses on the AIG Building--once known as the Cities Service Building--and three other major towers in the financial district, in their race to be the tallest, the most modern, and the most lavish. We meet the tycoons who paid for these structures, the architects who designed them, the workers who labored in them, and the artists and photographers who portrayed them. The economics of skyscraper construction and the real-estate market of Wall Street are explained; also included are illuminating details and anecdotes surrounding each building's history. An essay by Carol Willis, director of New York's Skyscraper Museum and author of "Form Follows Finance, " provides an introduction.
Acceptable. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (However the dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but the notes cannot obscure the text. Book may be a price cutter or have a remainder mark.
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Good. Oversized hardcover with dustjacket. Text is clean, dustjacket shows a lot of wear and has several tears. Piece missing from dustjacket at bottom of back cover near spine. Boards are scratched at corners.
Folio 12 1/4" x 10". Slick pictorial boards. 207 pages printed on high quality slick paper. 10 chapters. 175 numbered illustrations. Loaded with vintage photos. Clean. Tightly bound. A little wear to back panel of dust jacket. Fine/ Very Good.
Fine. 1568982445 Abramson, Daniel M. Skyscraper Rivals: The AIG Building and the Architecture of Wall Street. NY: Princeton Architectural, 2001. 1st edition. 207pp. Indexed. Illustrated. Bibliography. 4to. Hardcover. Book condition: Near fine with very light rubbing to lower front corner. Internally pristine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near fine, in plastic protector.
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