Divided We Stand: A Biography Of New York's World Trade Center
When the World Trade Towers in New York City were erected at the Hudson's edge, they led the way to a real estate boom that was truly astonishing. Divided We Stand reveals the coming together and eruption of four volatile elements: super-tall buildings, financial speculation, globalization, and terrorism. The Trade Center serves as a potent symbol of the disastrous consequences of undemocratic planning and development.This book is a history of that skyscraping ambition and the impact it had on New York and international life. It is a portrait of a building complex that lives at the convergence point of social and economic realities central not only to New York City but to all industrial cities and suburbs. A meticulously researched historical account based on primary documents, Divided We Stand is a contemporary indictment of the prevailing urban order in the spirit of Jane Jacobs's mid-century classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities.
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DIVIDED WE STAND: A Biography of New York's World Trade CenterUser Review - Kirkus
A zesty, succinct contextualization of the World Trade Center, its seaminess and semiotics, from novelist and academic Darton (Media Studies/Hunter; Free City, 1996). No matter what you think about ... Read full review
Divided we stand: a biography of New York's World Trade CenterUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Among the most widely recognized of human-made structures, New York City's World Trade Center is both beloved for its photogenic skyline presence and vilified for symbolizing bloated bureaucracy and ... Read full review