Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers

J. Barr
New York: Oxford University Press
Publication year: 2016

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 history of the Manhattan skyline! In the process, the book debunks some widely-held misconceptions about the city’s history. You can purchase the book through Amazon or Oxford University Press.