Real Estate Record and Builders Guide, Vol. 109

January 7, 1922 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Frank E. Perley

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780666362506

Category: Reference

Page: 722

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Excerpt from Real Estate Record and Builders Guide, Vol. 109: January 7, 1922 It is not just to the taxpayers to accumulate an unnecessary surplus, and it is sound policy to use the existing surplus to tide us over the present period of lean revenues. The total amount of appropriations requested by each State department will be transmitted as requested with out revision. The departmental studies made by the newly created bureau set up by the Board of Estimate and Control were not completed in time to be available for a revision of the requests before submitting them to the Legislature. Indeed, those studies are still incomplete. Detailed reports of examinations, with the comments thereon by department heads, are available for the information of the Legislature. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Building the Skyline

The Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers

Author: Jason M. Barr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199344361

Category: Land use, Urban

Page: 456

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The Manhattan skyline is one of the great wonders of the modern world. But how and why did it form? Much has been written about the city's architecture and its general history, but little work has explored the economic forces that created the skyline. This book chronicles the economic historyof the Manhattan skyline. In the process, the book debunks some widely-held misconceptions about the city's history. Part I lays out the historical and environmental background that established Manhattan's real estate trajectory before the Skyscraper Revolution at the end of the 19th century. Thebook begins with Manhattan's natural and geological history and then moves on to how it influenced early land use and neighborhood formation, and how these early decisions eventually impacted the location of skyscrapers. Part II focuses specifically on the economic history of skyscrapers and theskyline, investigating the reasons for their heights, frequencies, locations, and shapes. The book discusses why skyscrapers emerged downtown and why they appeared three miles to the north in midtown, but not in between. Contrary to popular belief it was not due to the depths of Manhattan's bedrock,nor the presence of Grand Central Station. Rather midtown's emergence was a response to the economic and demographic forces that were taking place north of 14th Street after the Civil War. The book also presents the first rigorous investigation of the causes of the building boom during the Roaring Twenties. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the boom was largely a rational response to the economic growth of the nation and city. The last chapter investigates the value of Manhattan Islandand the relationship between skyscrapers and land prices. Finally, an Epilogue offers policy recommendations for a resilient and robust future skyline.

Race and Real Estate

Conflict and Cooperation in Harlem, 1890-1920

Author: Kevin McGruder

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231539258

Category: History

Page: 288

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Through the lens of real estate transactions from 1890 to 1920, Kevin McGruder offers an innovative perspective on Harlem's history and reveals the complex interactions between whites and African Americans at a critical time of migration and development. During these decades Harlem saw a dramatic increase in its African American population, and although most histories speak only of the white residents who met these newcomers with hostility, this book uncovers a range of reactions. Although some white Harlem residents used racially restrictive real estate practices to inhibit the influx of African Americans into the neighborhood, others believed African Americans had a right to settle in a place they could afford and helped facilitate sales. These years saw Harlem change not into a "ghetto," as many histories portray, but into a community that became a symbol of the possibilities and challenges black populations faced across the nation. This book also introduces alternative reasons behind African Americans' migration to Harlem, showing that they came not to escape poverty but to establish a lasting community. Owning real estate was an essential part of this plan, along with building churches, erecting youth-serving facilities, and gaining power in public office. In providing a fuller, more nuanced history of Harlem, McGruder adds greater depth in understanding its development and identity as both an African American and a biracial community.

William Van Alen, Fred T. Ley and the Chrysler Building

Author: George C. Kingston

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476668477

Category: Art

Page: 236

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The Chrysler Building was the result of a remarkable collaboration between William Van Alen, a dreamer whose designs challenged orthodox architecture, and Fred T. Ley, a practical builder who turned dreams into reality. Together they realized Walter P. Chrysler's vision of an iconic structure that would (for 11 months) be the tallest building in the world. Alen is recognized as one of the most innovative architects of the 20th century. Ley rose from rod man on a survey team to head one of the largest construction companies in the world. Both men participated in the architectural revolution brought about by steel frame, curtain wall construction. This book chronicles how they designed and constructed the Chrysler Building and how the experience affected the rest of their lives.

Records Section of the Real Estate Record and Builders Guide, 1918, Vol. 101 (Classic Reprint)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781390403329

Category: Reference

Page: 1086

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Excerpt from Records Section of the Real Estate Record and Builders Guide, 1918, Vol. 101 Gifford av same prop; Mary Kane, 131 Alex av. To Adipo Co, 315 4 av; correction deed; De029'17; Jan3'18. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide, Vol. 52

July-December, 1893 (Classic Reprint)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781391966687

Category: Reference

Page: 944

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Excerpt from Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide, Vol. 52: July-December, 1893 Sullivan, from Grand to Broome. 170. Spring to 224, 249, 269, 346. Prince to Bleecker. 170, 224. Thomas (111) Thompson, from Spring to Houston. 19 9 53 Bleecker to 3d. 224, 3 74. 404. Tompkins. 199 68 9. Troy (see West 12th st). About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Real Estate Record and Builders Guide, Vol. 107

Devoted to Real Estate, Building Management and Construction in Greater New York and Vicinity; January 1, 1921 (Classic Reprint)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781396724343

Category: Reference

Page: 1044

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Excerpt from Real Estate Record and Builders Guide, Vol. 107: Devoted to Real Estate, Building Management and Construction in Greater New York and Vicinity; January 1, 1921 Power of atty; Edwin B Sheldon, Long wood. Delhi. Ny, individ as exr Louisa W Sheldon; to Dani Seymour; De023; Dec (r S 25c). About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide, Vol. 34

Established March 21, 1868, Devoted to the Real Estate, Building Architecture, Household Decoration, Business and Themes of General Interest; July 5, 1884 (Classic Reprint)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780364344101

Category: Reference

Page: 650

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Excerpt from Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide, Vol. 34: Established March 21, 1868, Devoted to the Real Estate, Building Architecture, Household Decoration, Business and Themes of General Interest; July 5, 1884 From the above it will be seen that-there 'were nearly a thousand more transactions, and more than more money invested so far this year than in a corresponding period of last year. The increase in the annexed district will be greater in the coming six months than in those just past. The following table of mortgages shows how wholesome is the real estate movement at present under way. _while the increased in vestment is the added mortgage indebtedness is less than three million dollars, showing how large have been cash pay ments. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide, Vol. 78

July to December, 1906, Inclusive (Classic Reprint)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781396766336

Category: Reference

Page: 1162

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Excerpt from Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide, Vol. 78: July to December, 1906, Inclusive Bedford st, Houston to Downing. 126, C 144, 223, B 238, 1051. Downing to Carmine..179, M 196, 224, T 243, 269, A 280, B 281, 307, t43o, 872, S 889, 959. Carmine to Leroy to Morton..17, B 33, F 34, 126, 179, 452. Morton to 197, L 624. Commerce to Barrow..344, H 928. Barrow to Grove..343, L 354. Grove to Christopher..778. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

From Abyssinian to Zion

A Guide to Manhattan's Houses of Worship

Author: David W. Dunlap

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231500726

Category: Architecture

Page: 400

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From modest chapels to majestic cathedrals, and historic synagogues to modern mosques and Buddhist temples: this photo-filled, pocket-size guidebook presents 1,079 houses of worship in Manhattan and lays to rest the common perception that skyscrapers, bridges, and parks are the only defining moments in the architectural history of New York City. With his exhaustive research of the city's religious buildings, David W. Dunlap has revealed (and at times unearthed) an urban history that reinforces New York as a truly vibrant center of community and cultural diversity. Published in conjunction with a New-York Historical Society exhibition, From Abyssinian to Zion is a sometimes quirky, always intriguing journey of discovery for tourists as well as native New Yorkers. Which popular pizzeria occupies the site of the cradle of the Christian and Missionary Alliance movement, the Gospel Tabernacle? And where can you find the only house of worship in Manhattan built during the reign of Caesar Augustus? Arranged alphabetically, this handy guide chronicles both extant and historical structures and includes 650 original photographs and 250 photographs from rarely seen archives 24 detailed neighborhood maps, pinpointing the location of each building concise listings, with histories of the congregations, descriptions of architecture, and accounts of prominent priests, ministers, rabbis, imams, and leading personalities in many of the congregations

REAL ESTATE RECORD & BUILDERS

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781373678515

Category: History

Page: 1054

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Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide [Electronic Resource] Volume;

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781296940997

Category: History

Page: 656

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Frank Furness: The Complete Works

Author: George E. Thomas,Jeffrey A. Cohen,Michael J. Lewis

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568980942

Category: Architecture

Page: 385

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Frank Furness was the most unique and prolific American architect of the nineteenth century. Apprenticed in the atelier of Richard Morris Hunt and inspired by the values of his father's friend, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Furness derived architectural form from the representation of purpose and turned architecture away from history toward the forces of the present. This encyclopedic book is the first complete monograph of Furness's work. More than 670 projects are presented through 700 photographs and drawings. Critical essays by George Thomas link Furness to Emersonian naturalism and to the political reform movement in Philadelphia that supported his independent stylistic direction; Jeffrey Cohen explores the personal style and motives of the architect; and Michael Lewis assesses local and national criticism of Furness and the changing perception of style-based history. An introduction by Robert Venturi offers a personal appreciation of the work of this remarkable architect.

Downtown

Its Rise and Fall, 1880-1950

Author: Robert M. Fogelson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300098278

Category: History

Page: 492

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Annotation Downtown is the first history of what was once viewed as the heart of the American city. Urban historian Robert Fogelson gives a riveting account of how downtown--and the way Americans thought about it--changed between 1880 and 1950. Recreating battles over subways and skyscrapers, the introduction of elevated highways and parking bans, and other controversies, this book provides a new and often starling perspective on downtown's rise and fall.

Herbert Croly of the New Republic

The Life and Thought of an American Progressive

Author: David W. Levy

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400854598

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 362

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Here is the first full-length biography of Herbert Croly (1869-1930), one of the major American social thinkers of the twentieth century. David W. Levy explains the origins and impact of Croly's penetrating analysis of American life and tells the story of a career that included his founding of one of the most influential journals of the period, The New Republic, in 1914 and his writing of The Promise of American Life (1909), a landmark in the history of American ideas. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.