Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Abramson, Daniel M. (Daniel Michael), 1963-

Title Skyscraper rivals : the AIG Building and the architecture of Wall Street / Daniel M. Abramson
Published New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2001]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 WATERFT ART&ARCH  720.483097471 Abr/Srt  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 207 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Summary "Wall Street - its shoulder-to-shoulder deco towers jostling for prominence - is one of the most exciting places in all of New York, attracting millions of visitors every year. Skyscraper Rivals is the first book to examine the architecture of Wall Street between the wars through an array of contemporary and archival images and an informed discussion of the financial, geographical, and historical forces that shaped this district. The book focuses on the AIG Building at 70 Pine Street - once known as the Cities Service Building - and three other major towers in the financial district, in their race to be the tallest, the most modern, and the most lavish. We meet the tycoons who paid for these structures, the architects who designed them, the workers who labored in them, and the artists and photographers who portrayed them
The economics of skyscraper construction and the real-estate market of Wall Street are explained; also included are illuminating details and anecdotes surrounding each building's history. An essay by Carol Willis, director of New York's Skyscraper Museum, provides an introduction."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-200) and index
Subject AIG Building (New York, N.Y.)
40 Wall Street (New York, N.Y.)
One Wall Street (New York, N.Y. : 1931- )
20 Exchange Place (New York, N.Y.)
Skyscrapers -- New York (State) -- New York.
Art deco (Architecture) -- New York (State) -- New York.
Wall Street (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century.
New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
LC no. 00010034
ISBN 1568982445 alkaline paper