Changing the Skyline

By: Paul Starrett

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Book Condition: Very Good


Housed in an excellent slipcase. Paul Starrett, a legendary New York builder, tells of his early youth, of his apprenticeship in an architect's office, of his entry into construction work, and eventually his rise to owning his own company. legacy of iconic buildings. Though he isn't as well known as he should be, he left legacy of iconic buildings projects. Starrett was the builder responsible for the Empire State Building, the tallest building in the world at the time, and he overcame a major construction challenge when he transformed a sliver of New York City street-corner into the Flatiron building. However, Starrett's life and career are notable not simply because of these achievements. He had a second-to-none capacity to manage the processes through which building projects are designed, procured, and constructed. What enabled him to do this was a unique ability to orchestrate the moving pieces of hundreds of tradespeople, materials suppliers, and designers, and channel them toward the realization of the envisioned built form. And he had an almost unparalleled sense of how to time, cost, map, and quality-control the process of building. Tying in manpower, materials, and equipment to match these processes, he was well known for delivering projects ahead of schedule and under budget.

Title: Changing the Skyline

Author Name: Paul Starrett

Illustrator: With Photos200

Categories: Signed, Architecture,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: New York, Whittlesey House [McGraw Hill]: 1938

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: mmv64

Keywords: New York Archecture Signed Building