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The most recent quantity within the hugely profitable “150 Best” series—joining 150 top condominium rules and a hundred and fifty most sensible condo Ideas150 top Eco apartment Ideas is a entire instruction manual showcasing the newest in sustainable structure and environmentally-friendly domestic layout. ideal for architects, designers, interiors decorators, and householders alike.

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P. S. Steel—the first billion-dollar corporation—headquartered in Lower Manhattan. TREMORS OF THE COMING AGE Within a few months of the grand opening of the Tower Building, William Norcross, mad as a hatter and bearing a dynamite bomb, entered the nearby offices of railroad and real estate baron Russell Sage. 2 million. ” and hurled his explosive. The secretary was killed outright, and eight other employees were injured, but the target of Norcross’s mania escaped unscathed. qxd 5/17/11 3:30 PM Page 10 voluntarily demolished by its owners, and in 1893, the Empire Building, a Classical Revival–style skyscraper, rose on the site of the Sage office bombing.

Fifteen years later, the enduring monument to David’s ambitious plan would soar to 110 stories—times two—casting Chase Plaza, quite literally, into shadow. qxd 5/17/11 3:30 PM Page 16 TRANSITIONS Chase Plaza—as the Equitable Building had in 1916—spurred changes in New York’s zoning codes. Its massive slab design was permitted because Chase built on only 30 percent of its site, with the remainder comprising widened streets and a broad public plaza. Following on the heels of two prestigious International Style structures in midtown—Bunshaft’s Lever House and the Seagram Building, a Mies van der Rohe and Phillip Johnson collaboration—One Chase Plaza provided the final push needed for enacting the next generation of regulations in 1961.

When seen at nightfall bathed in electric light or in the lucid air of a summer morning, piercing space like a battlement of the paradise of God, which St. John beheld, it inspires feelings even for tears. ” By virtue of their formal disparity, the Morgan Bank and Woolworth Building articulated a mixed metaphor in the architectural language of America’s wealth. Morgan’s fortress protected money by symbolically walling it in. The manifestations of its workings—railroads, mines, and factories and their manufactured products—might be appropriate for display, but bank credit was not some vulgar commodity to be displayed in an arcade window or promiscuously flaunted in public.

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