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Building the skyline : the birth and growth of Manhattan's skyscrapers / Jason M. Barr.

By: Barr, Jason M [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016Description: xvii, 437 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780190912291 (paperback) .Subject(s): Skyscrapers -- Economic aspects -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | Land use, Urban -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | Real estate development -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Building the skylineDDC classification: 333.77097471 BAR
Contents:
Manhattan's natural history -- Mannahatta to Manhattan: settlement to grid plan -- Land use before the Civil War -- The tenements and the skyline -- The economics of skyscraper height -- Measuring the skyline -- The bedrock myth -- The birth of Midtown -- Edifice complex? The cause of the 1920s building boom -- What's Manhattan worth? 150 years of land values.
Summary: Jason Barr chronicles the economic history of the Manhattan skyline. Part I lays out the historical background that established Manhattan's real estate trajectory. Part II focuses specifically on the economic history of skyscrapers and the skyline, investigating the reasons for their heights, frequencies, locations, and shapes.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-424) and index.

Manhattan's natural history -- Mannahatta to Manhattan: settlement to grid plan -- Land use before the Civil War -- The tenements and the skyline -- The economics of skyscraper height -- Measuring the skyline -- The bedrock myth -- The birth of Midtown -- Edifice complex? The cause of the 1920s building boom -- What's Manhattan worth? 150 years of land values.

Jason Barr chronicles the economic history of the Manhattan skyline. Part I lays out the historical background that established Manhattan's real estate trajectory. Part II focuses specifically on the economic history of skyscrapers and the skyline, investigating the reasons for their heights, frequencies, locations, and shapes.

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