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[Free E–pub] Higher A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City by Neal Bascomb

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  • Higher A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City
  • Neal Bascomb
  • English
  • 09 October 2020
  • 9780767912686

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characters Higher A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City Neal Bascomb ↠ 9 free read characters ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Neal Bascomb O envisioned a bold contemporary building that would move beyond the tired architecture of the previous century  By a stroke of good fortune he found a larger than life patron in automobile magnate Walter Chrysler and they set out to build the legendary Chrysler building  Severance by comparison was a brilliant businessman and he tapped his circle of downtown old money investors to begin construction on the Manhattan Company Building at 40 Wall Street  From ground breaking to bricklaying Van Alen and Severance fought a cunning duel of wills Each man was forced to revamp his architectural design in an attempt to push higher to overcome his rival in mid construction as the structures rose floor by. I thoroughly enjoyed this book I ve been interested in Manhattan s architecture for a while now so it was fascinating to learn of this race and the personalities behind it I had no idea that the Empire State Building for example was in many ways a symbol of the growing power and wealth of the automobile industry and it is of course obvious that the Chrysler Bldg Nomen est omen was as wellI think that an excellent Part II to this book would be an extended treatment of Rockefeller Center built under similar circumstances during the Depression and in proximity to two of this book s multistory main charactersI could have used a few deep dives into the techie side of things like exactly how crews use machinery to build toward the sky but there was certainly eno