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SUMMARY í Higher A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City Floor in record time  Yet just as the battle was underway a third party entered the arena and announced plans to build an even larger building  This project would be overseen by one of Chrysler’s principal rivals a representative of the General Motors group and the building ultimately became known as The Empire State BuildingInfused with narrative thrills and perfectly rendered historical and engineering detail Higher brings to life a sensational episode in American history Author Neal Bascomb interweaves characters such as Al Smith and Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt leading up to an astonishing climax that illustrates one of the most ingenious and secret architectural achievements of all ti. A very enjoyable account of a race to build the highest skyscraper in the world This took place in the late 1920 s and early 1930 s I did not know much about this and I actually thought the Empire State Building had been built much later Interesting portraits of the owners architects and builders as well as the history of those three buildings since This book is 15 years old but has aged well Bare It All overseen by Trail of Evidence Capitol K 9 Unit #3 one An Elusive Victorian The Evolution of Alfred Russel Wallace of Chrysler’s principal rivals a representative Architecture by Birds and Insects A Natural Art of the General Motors group and the building ultimately became known as The Empire State BuildingInfused with narrative thrills and perfectly rendered historical and engineering detail Higher brings to life a sensational episode in American history Author Neal Bascomb interweaves characters such as Al Smith and Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt leading up to an astonishing climax that illustrates A Bird in the House one Beyond Carnival Male Homosexuality in Twentieth Century Brazil Worlds of Desire The Chicago Series on Sexuality Gender and Culture of the most ingenious and secret architectural achievements Staging Tourism Bodies on Display from Waikiki to Sea World of all ti. A very enjoyable account Microsociology Discourse Emotion and Social Structure of a race to build the highest skyscraper in the world This took place in the late 1920 s and early 1930 s I did not know much about this and I actually thought the Empire State Building had been built much later Interesting portraits The Last Imaginary Place A Human History of the Arctic World of the Lefty owners architects and builders as well as the history Not Just Roommates of those three buildings since This book is 15 years

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SUMMARY í Higher A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City The Roaring Twenties in New York was a time of exuberant ambition free flowing optimism an explosion of artistic expression in the age of Prohibition New York was the city that embodied the spirit and strength of a newly powerful America  In 1924 in the vibrant heart of Manhattan a fierce rivalry was born  Two architects William Van Alen and Craig Severance former friends and successful partners but now bitter adversaries set out to imprint their individual marks on the greatest canvas in the world the rapidly evolving skyline of New York City  Each man desired to build the city’s tallest building or ‘skyscraper’ Each would stop at nothing to outdo his rivalVan Alen was a creative genius wh. This book was pretty disappointing which is difficult because I had low expectations for it in the first place It is about New York architecture after all Before I get into the biggest issues I ll mention a few basic problems The entire set up is a little awkward It s laid out as a competition between two former partners one builds the Chrysler Building the other builds the Manhattan Company Building currently the Trump Tower then 23 of the way through the book the team that designs the Empire State Building shows up out of nowhere The writing is often clumsy In the morning the steel arrived at Thirty third Street Eighty hours before it was being rolled in a Pittsburgh mill was one of many passages that caught me and I had to reread to understand what the author meant The way it s written it sounds like the steel arrived at 83rd St eighty hours before being in a Pittsburgh mill This is a great example of why commas are so importantBeyond structural and writing problems there are architectural problems The author gives a short history of the development of the skyscraper He mentions a total of one Chicago skyscraper Marginalizing Chicago s contribution to the development of the skyscraper is like the new testament without Jesus I understand the author participated in two documentaries on architectural history but I started to uestion the range of his knowledge After ignoring Chicago s importance he mentions it several times later in the book The Starrett brothers the construction company that built the Manhattan and Empire State Buildings started working in Chicago where he says the witnessed the birth of the skyscraper He mentions Daniel Burnham as the designer of many early skyscrapers He poaches a uote from Louis Sullivan s essay on how to design skyscrapers without explaining or even fully understanding the context New York architects didn t really know what to do with their early skyscrapers so they designed them as different three story buildings stacked on top of each other They were pretty schizophrenic Sullivan wrote his essay to teach architects how to design skyscrapers It seems like Bascomb didn t really see the forest for the trees It seems like he would closely research a specific architect builder or building without understanding the overall context High Angle Rescue Techniues of exuberant ambition free flowing Icon optimism an explosion Trollkarlens hatt of artistic expression in the age Pillow Talk Puffin Books of Prohibition New York was the city that embodied the spirit and strength The Glass Palace of a newly powerful America  In 1924 in the vibrant heart Rikers High of Manhattan a fierce rivalry was born  Two architects William Van Alen and Craig Severance former friends and successful partners but now bitter adversaries set Something Like Fate out to imprint their individual marks Buried on the greatest canvas in the world the rapidly evolving skyline A Gun for Sale of New York City  Each man desired to build the city’s tallest building Archetype Archetype #1 outdo his rivalVan Alen was a creative genius wh. 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SUMMARY í Higher A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City 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 enough here to whet my appetiteI would gladly read another book by Mr Bascomb and would recommend this to anyone interested in architecture in NYC but especially to those who would like to learn about finance and real estate in Manhattan Vintage Games An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto Super Mario and the Most Influential Games of All Time of the previous century  By a stroke The Frog Princess of good fortune he found a larger than life patron in automobile magnate Walter Chrysler and they set Human Aspects of Software Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Series out to build the legendary Chrysler building  Severance by comparison was a brilliant businessman and he tapped his circle Zamba The True Story of the Greatest Lion That Ever Lived of downtown How to Make a Plant Love You old money investors to begin construction The Erotic Motive In Literature on the Manhattan Company Building at 40 Wall Street  From ground breaking to bricklaying Van Alen and Severance fought a cunning duel Cities and Dialogue of wills Each man was forced to revamp his architectural design in an attempt to push higher to De Omweg 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 The Christmas Doll 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 The Crime Trade of the growing power and wealth Dark Tide Rising William Monk #24 of the automobile industry and it is The Adventures of Rusty of course Bittersweet Harvest obvious that the Chrysler Bldg Nomen est The Internet Book Everything You Need to Know About Computer Networking and How the Internet Works 4th Edition omen was as wellI think that an excellent Part II to this book would be an extended treatment The Seduction of MrsPendlebury of Rockefeller Center built under similar circumstances during the Depression and in proximity to two The ueen from Provence Plantagenet Saga #6 of things like exactly how crews use machinery to build toward the sky but there was certainly enough here to whet my appetiteI would gladly read another book by Mr Bascomb and would recommend this to anyone interested in architecture in NYC but especially to those who would like to learn about finance and real estate in Manhattan


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    Higher A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City E–pub Free This book was pretty disappointing which is difficult because I had low expectations for it in the first place It is about New York architecture after all Before I get into the biggest issues I'll mention a few basic problems The entire set up is a little awkward It's laid out as a competition between two former partners one builds the Chrysler Building the other builds the Manhattan Company Building currently the Trump Tower then 23 of t

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    READ & DOWNLOAD Higher A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City Higher A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City E–pub Free Neal Bascomb Å 8 SUMMARY I have found that I love to read historical non fiction books about great building related projectssee my reviews of Brunelleschi's Dome; Mich

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    READ µ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Å Neal Bascomb Neal Bascomb Å 8 SUMMARY Higher A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City E–pub Free The 1920's was all about reaching new heights in America the roaring 20's emphasized a fast paced lifestyle where there were no limits

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    Higher A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City E–pub Free I picked this audio up at a Library sale I've had good luck with the random non fiction I've picked up and I figured that if a publisher went to the effort of making it into audio format it must be good This was a poor use of logic on my part The telling was disappointing I had a hard time differentiating between the two

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    Higher A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City E–pub Free This was a hard book to review I picked up this book not knowing anything about it as I had read a previous book by the author Neal Bascomb and liked it Unfortunately that book was about a subject that I was interested in WWII this book is about architecture and the building of skyscrapers something I have no interest inWhile the author did a good job in presenting the information and I thought that the writi

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    READ & DOWNLOAD Higher A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City Neal Bascomb Å 8 SUMMARY READ µ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Å Neal Bascomb A very enjoyable account of a race to build the highest skyscraper in the world This took place in the late 192

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    Higher A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City E–pub Free Perhaps not the best book to listen to for someone who is scared of heights but it was a fascinating look at the history of skyscrapers and the race to build the tallest building in New York and the world I loved that Bascomb also provided this history within the broader context of society at the time and included so much about the

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    Higher A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City E–pub Free READ µ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Å Neal Bascomb Very informative well researched book I found the book hard to put down Extremely well researched and amazing details on the people who had a dream and saw it through The only thing missing would be photographs

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  • Paperback
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  • Higher A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City
  • Neal Bascomb
  • English
  • 25 September 2018
  • 9780767912686