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Author Barr, Jason M.
Title Building the skyline [electronic resource] : the birth and growth of Manhattan's skyscrapers / Jason M. Barr.
Publication Info New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]



Descript xvii, 437 pages ; 25 cm
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.
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ISBN 9780199344369 (alk. paper)
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Author Barr, Jason M.
Subject Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
Descript xvii, 437 pages ; 25 cm
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.
Note .
ISBN 9780199344369 (alk. paper)
Author Barr, Jason M.
Subject Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- History.

Subject Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
Descript xvii, 437 pages ; 25 cm
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.
Note .
ISBN 9780199344369 (alk. paper)

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