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

Jason Barr, Rutgers professor of economics, will give a free talk on his new book Building the Skyline. The book covers the economic history of the Manhattan skyline from 1626 to the present and gives a unique view of the economics of skyscrapers, demonstrating that fundamentally the skyscraper is a solution to an economic problem: how to accommodate as many people as possible on the same location on planet earth. 

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$29.95
ISBN: 9780190912291
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - July 1st, 2018

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