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The definitive biography of the iconic skyscrapers and the ambitions that shaped them-from their dizzying rise to their unforgettable fall
More than a year after the nation began mourning the lives lost in the attacks on the World Trade Center, it became clear that something else was being mourned: the towers themselves. They were the biggest and brashest icons that New York, and possibly America, has ever produced-magnificent giants that became intimately familiar around the globe. Their builders were possessed of a singular determination to create wonders of capitalism as well as engineering, refusing to admit defeat before natural forces, economics, or politics.
No one knows the history of the towers better than "New York Times " reporters James Glanz and Eric Lipton. In a vivid, brilliantly researched narrative, the authors re-create David Rockefeller's ambition to rebuild lower Manhattan, the spirited opposition of local storeowners and powerful politicians, the bold structural innovations that later determined who lived and died, master builder Guy Tozzoli's last desperate view of the towers on September 11, and the charged and chaotic recovery that could have unraveled the secrets of the buildings' collapse but instead has left some enduring mysteries.
Like David McCullough's "The Great Bridge, City in the Sky " is a riveting story of New York City itself, of architectural daring, human frailty, and a lost American icon.
Title: City in the Sky: The Rise and Fall of the World Trade Center
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Times Books: November 2003
ISBN Number: 0805074287
ISBN Number 13: 9780805074284
Book Condition: Collectible - Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Item: 28.20 Item
Seller ID: 39415
Description: A stated first edition, with a full number line. DJ is very good and covered in Mylar. Hard to tell from new. We put tracking on every shipment.