A story of the strangest friendship that ever was: a dapper young bank thief and the detective hired by the banks to apprehend him. For more about this and my other books, go here.
How Soon the Bust?
|53W53 in June 2018, going up, up, up.|
And it is not alone. Megatowers are taking over the city. Across the street from legendary and distinctly low-rise Carnegie Hall, One57, a 1,005-foot luxury condo dubbed the “Billionaire Building,” jabs upward, flanked by other colossi giving this stretch of 57th Street the name “Billionaires Row.” And right there at 225 West 57th Street is the supertall Central Park Tower, a 1,550-foot mixed-use commercial / residential building whose 95 floors now make it the tallest building in the city (if one excludes spires), and some say, the world. All these architectural titans offer sweeping views of Central Park (unless your condo’s windows face south), and are priced for billionaire residents.
|The Central Park Tower in March 2019, still under construction.|
|At night there is magic. Manhattan seen from Governors Island, 2017.|
King of Hearts
|Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005. |
And plenty more has happened since.
Jleon of En.Wiki
|The Tower of Babel, Lucas van Valckenborch, 1594.|
|Beauvais cathedral, the high choir.|