Holdouts: The Buildings That Got in the Way

Andrew Alpern

Published by David R. Godine Publisher, 2011
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Hardcover. 192 pages. Dimensions: 11.2in. x 8.4in. x 0.8in.A strip of land 5 inches wide and 78 feet deep owned by a taxi driver whose asking price killed a developers plans for a huge apartment house. An empty 9- by 20-foot site in the middle of a Wall Street office building created by the site s former use as an outhouse at the end of the eighteenth century. A two-story building surrounded by a tall apartment house on Upper Broadway that owes its continued existence to the timing of Prohibition. These snapshots are of holdouts that got in the way. They appear whenever urban densities make land valuable and wherever a profit motive exists to trigger change. Holdouts are often thought of as David versus Goliath battles, but is David the little homeowner who doesnt want to abandon his hearth to the big heartless developer Or is David the harried builder who has invested huge sums of money in buying up ninety percent of the land needed for development -- whose benefits would be enjoyed by thousands of citizens -- but whose plans are thwarted by the one landowner who controls the critical land parcel without which the project is doomedWhat motivates a holdout What are the problems when a holdout gets in the way What impacts do holdouts have on how new buildings are planned and designed What happens when a new structure has to be constructed next to, around, or even above an existing one that cant be removed How have holdouts been dealt with over the yearsHoldouts! depicts with vivid clarity the colorful personalities and outrageous actions that emerge in these stark confrontations. It describes epic battles that have been fought to erect buildings in New York. More than 200 illustrations and photographs show the holdouts before, during, and after the construction they delayed. This unique pictorial history will delight architecture buffs, New Yorkers, urban historians, indeed anyone interested in the sometimes hectic, sometimes pathetic, and sometimes hilarious struggles of individuals against real estate developers whose projects are so essential to the continuing economic viability of our large cities. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781567924435

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Title: Holdouts: The Buildings That Got in the Way
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Publication Date: 2011
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Book Description David R Godine, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. (Third Edition). Each of these examples is a holdout that got in the way. There are holdouts all over the world. They appear wherever urban densities make land valuable and whenever there is change. If nothing changed, there would be no holdouts. HOLDOUTS! depicts with vivid clarity the colorful personalities and the sometimes-outrageous actions that emerge in these stark confrontations. It describes epic battles that have been fought to erect buildings in New York City. Over 200 illustrations and photographs show the holdouts before, during, and after the construction they delayed; reflecting the sometimes hectic, sometimes pathetic, and sometimes hilarious struggles of individuals pitted against developers in an on going quest for economic viability. A unique pictorial history. Index. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs & plans. 172p. Bookseller Inventory # 1967289

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Book Description David R. Godine Publisher Inc, United States, 2012. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 3rd. 284 x 213 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is a fascinating look at the history and impact of some of New York s most famous holdouts. An empty 9X20-foot site in the middle of Wall Street created by the site s former use as an outhouse. A two-story building surrounded by tall apartments on Upper Broadway that owes its continued existence to the timing of Prohibition. These are the holdouts - buildings that bring redevelopment to a standstill. Holdouts are often considered as David vs. Goliath battles, but is David the little tenant or homeowner who doesn t want to abandon their home to the heartless developer? Or is David the harried builder who has invested huge sums of time and money into creating a development that would be enjoyed by thousands, only to be thwarted by one miserly landowner? Holdouts! is a unique pictorial history of some of New York s most infamous holdouts and depicts with vivid clarity the colourful personalities and epic battles involved. Bookseller Inventory # AAJ9781567924435

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