- A glimpse inside the high-stakes world of real estate development, from finding a property to securing financing, to hiring an architect, to constructing the building, to seeing it profitably occupied
- A history of New York in the 1970s and 1980s, from the person responsible for its changing cityscape
- A candid and sincere assessment of the author’s successes and failures, his public triumphs and equally public setbacks
In 1986, the New York Times called William Zeckendorf Jr. “Manhattan’s most active real-estate developer,” a judgment borne out by Zeckendorf’s fascinating memoir. The second generation of a legendary family of developers, “Bill” Zeckendorf was a developer with a social conscience, not only putting up buildings but opening neglected parts of the city and transforming whole communities. Among the projects Zeckendorf chronicles in detail—and with rich documentary illustrations—are the Columbia, which set off a building boom on the Upper West Side; the four-acre Worldwide Plaza, a landmark in West Midtown; Queens West, the first residential project on the waterfront in Queens; the enormous Ronald Reagan Office Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.; and numerous projects in Santa Fe, his beloved second home.
- ORO Editions
- 10th Jun 2022
- World excluding USA, Canada, Australasia & Asia (except Japan; China non-exclusive)
- 248 mm x 248 mm
- 304 Pages
- 120 color, 120 b&w
Distributed by ACC Art Books
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