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City in the Sky: The Rise and Fall of the World Trade Center

James Glanz, Eric Lipton Macmillan, Nov 12, 2003 - Architecture - 428 pages 2 Reviews 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.

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Because City in the Sky was written just two short years after the horrific events of September 11, 2001 and the spectacular collapse of the World Trade Center towers it is easy to accuse Glanz and ... Read full review

CITY IN THE SKY: The Rise and Fall of the World Trade Center

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A remarkable biography—and autopsy—of the Twin Towers, controversial, like its subject, from start to finish.The World Trade Center, according to New York Times science reporter Glanz and metro ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

James Glanz is a science reporter for The New York Times with a doctorate in physics. Eric Lipton is a metropolitan reporter for the Times. Since September 11, 2001, they have investigated the attack on the World Trade Center and the aftermath. They live in New York.

Bibliographic information

Title City in the Sky: The Rise and Fall of the World Trade Center Authors James Glanz, Eric Lipton Edition illustrated Publisher Macmillan, 2003 ISBN 0805074287, 9780805074284 Length 428 pages Subjects History  › United States  › State & Local  › Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)

Architecture / Buildings / Public, Commercial & Industrial
Architecture / Urban & Land Use Planning
History / Modern / 21st Century
History / United States / 20th Century
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