Cover of: Higher | Neal Bascomb

Higher

A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City

Published by Broadway .
Written in English.

About the Book

New York City in the Roaring Twenties, a battle between America's most creative and most ambitious archtitects, the race to build the world's tallest skyscraper. 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. Each would stop at nothing to outdo his rival. - Jacket flap.

First Sentence

The lobster shift returned home from a long night of pouring drinks, driving taxis, scrubbing floors, or walking the beat on the mad city streets.

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
352
Dimensions
8.2 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches
Weight
11.2 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL8064630M
Internet Archive
higher00neal
ISBN 10
0767912683
ISBN 13
9780767912686
OCLC/WorldCat
56569202
Library Thing
61424
Goodreads
165450
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