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e-Book Skyscraper Dreams: The Great Real Estate Dynasties of New York epub download

Author: Tom Shachtman
ISBN: 0595163602
Pages: 380 pages
Publisher: iUniverse (January 8, 2001)
Language: English
Category: Architecture
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e-Book Skyscraper Dreams: The Great Real Estate Dynasties of New York epub download

by Tom Shachtman



Tom Shachtman is an author, documentary filmmaker, and teacher. Real Estate, we know, is a cyclic industry, and thise who are caught highly leveraged in a downturn are most likely killed by it, sometimes literally.

Tom Shachtman is an author, documentary filmmaker, and teacher. He has written 25 books for adults and children, as well as award-winning documentaries for all the major television networks. His adult histories, which cover points of change in the twentieth century, have been regularly described as ?fascinating,? ?filled with illuminating detail,? ?highly readable,? and as written ?with passion and clarity.

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Skyscraper Dreams: The Great Real Estate Dynasties of New York (1991, Little, Brown). The Most Beautiful Villages of New England, with photographs by Len Rubenstein (1997, Thames & Hudson). Whoever Fights Monsters: Inside the Minds of the World's Most Notorious Serial Killers, with Robert K. Ressler (1992, St. Martin's Press). Justice Is Served, with Robert K. Ressler (1994, St. The Inarticulate Society: Eloquence and Culture in America (1995, Free Press). Around the Block: The Business of a Neighborhood (1997, Harcourt Brace). Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold (1999, Houghton Mifflin).

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The reasons become clear as Shachtman traces the process by which . well-entrenched establishment on the great island itself.

The reasons become clear as Shachtman traces the process by which generations of Rhinelanders, Astors, and Goelets cultivated their modest, pre-elevator, lower-Manhattan rental properties while gradually transforming them into grand hotels, palatial mansions, and the base of America's most sophisticated social elite.

Skyscraper Dreams The book Skyscraper Dreams; The Great Real Estate Dynasties of New York by Tom Shachtman covers the dreams and despair of the visionary real estate moguls that built and traded the skyscrapers of New York like Monopoly properties in the board game.

SKYSCRAPER DREAMS The Great Real Estate Dynasties of New York . Maybe the greatest landlord in New York history was Albert (Papa) Strunsky, who leased a square block of tenements just below Washington Square Park after World War I. Strunsky rented his apartments to anyone who needed them, regardless of ability to pay. He nurtured his poorest tenants, struggling artists and writers, some of whom went on to have productive careers. Strunsky made the mistake that most of the barons in Tom Shachtman's "Skyscraper Dreams" carefully avoided: he saw his charges as people, not numbers to be toted up in a ledger.

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A portrait of Manhattan real estate and of the multimillionaires who are its masters, describing a world of high risks and huge rewards

A portrait of Manhattan real estate and of the multimillionaires who are its masters, describing a world of high risks and huge rewards. Skyscrapers embody the romance of our times. The inspired gamblers who built the structures that transformed not only Manhattan but also the world took great risks. Some of the most colourful failed, while others founded family dynasties among the wealthiest in America, from the Astors and Rockefellers to the Roses and Trumps.

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"Fascinating history, showing how the city has been molded by the edifice complexes of risk-takers. The stuff of grand comedy."-Business Week
Ferri - My name
If you are interested in New York real estate and its history, there is no better book for you. My only "complaint" is that it's from 1989 and there is no "follow up" with all that has happened since
Jum
Great read
Zargelynd
Good reading,plain and simple if your interested in great builders of NY
Mildorah
Excellent, I was party to the construction of the General motors Building and worked closely with Cecilia Bennatta.
zzzachibis
Fascinating story
Ochach
This is a classic for any NY history buff or real estate person. Its one of the best studies of the NY real estate community you're likely to ever read.
Levion
This is a great book, teaching about New York and the Real Estate industry, especially in three ways:

1) It clearly illustrates through the examples of several developers, how fortunes and empires were made, and sometimes lost. Real Estate, we know, is a cyclic industry, and thise who are caught highly leveraged in a downturn are most likely killed by it, sometimes literally.

2) If you are an architect or a construction fanatic, a history bluff or just love New York, you will learn about the history of New York's most famous office buildings, and their builders.

3) If you are a business student or simply like to read business books and biographies, you will find that this book also talks about how deals were done in New York; who, how and when financing was achieved by most developers.

Keep in mind that this book is dated, since it was written in 1991. However, the lessons and stories are a pleasure to read and most dealings techinques have no expiration date.
Skyscraper Dreams

The book Skyscraper Dreams; The Great Real Estate Dynasties of New York by Tom Shachtman covers the dreams and despair of the visionary real estate moguls that built and traded the skyscrapers of New York like Monopoly properties in the board game.

The book visits most big name real estate operators starting with the nineteenth century's John Jacob Astor and the Roosevelts, Beekmans and Rockefellers to the Tishmans, Rudins and Roses who came to this country penniless. Then it moves into the flamboyant developer "Big Bill" Zeckendorph, who they say was the model for Donald Trump. Then there is the master of the real estate universe Harry Helmsley and the Kennedys, Tisches, LeFreks and many others dynasties that made and sometimes lost fortunes in the violent cycles of the New York real estate market.

The concept that hit me the hardest and stayed with me was how Harry Helmsley danced through the decades while building an empire, counting on inflation to make his fortune. He would scoop up properties in tough recessionary markets and count on a turn around that he knew would inevitably come to lift prices and build fortunes. While many of the empire builders in this group stretched and overextended by taking on more projects than could be carried during a slowdown, Harry was slow and steady, over the course of several decades, constantly accumulating income producing properties and running a tight ship, always chipping away at expenses. Many of the names above ran into financial squeezes, even bankruptcy during a real estate slump, often to reinvent themselves, and make remarkable comebacks.

The book gives you a refreshing insight into not only the actions of many real estate icons but the thoughts behind those actions. Sometimes cut thought competitiveness played in pushing architectural limits to add another 100 feet on a building so it's taller than a competitor; other times great compassion played in setting the tone for modern day philanthropy.

It's always a boost to read about an immigrant who came to America on borrowed boat fare and rose through this countries capitalistic society to own some of New Yorks most prized possessions.

I loved the book, it's about doers, people that made it happen!

By Kevin Kingston author of, "A 20,000% Gain in Real Estate"

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