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Skyscraper Dreams: The Great Real Estate Dynasties of New York (1991)

by Tom Shachtman

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"City of tall facades of marble and iron!
Proud and passionate city--
Mettlesome, mad, extravagant city!"--Walt Whitman

"Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans: aim high in hope and work. . . . Remember our sons and grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us. Let your watchwords be order and beacon beauty."--Daniel Hudson Burnham

"I'd rather be alive at eighteen percent than dead at the prime rate."--William Zeckendorf, Sr.
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"Fascinating history, showing how the city has been molded by the edifice complexes of risk-takers. The stuff of grand comedy."-Business Week

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