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Author Gross, Michael, 1952-

Title 740 Park : the story of the world's richest apartment building / by Michael Gross.

Publication Info. New York : Broadway Books, 2005.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  974.71 GRO    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  974.71 GRO    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 561 pages ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary For 75 years, it's been Manhattan's richest apartment building, and one of the most lusted-after addresses in the world. One apartment had 37 rooms, 14 bathrooms, 43 closets, 11 working fireplaces, a private elevator, and his-and-hers saunas; another at one time had a live-in service staff of 16. To this day, it is steeped in the kind of luxury most of us could only imagine. The last great building to go up along New York's Gold Coast, construction on 740 Park finished in 1930. Once finished, 740 became a magnet for the richest, oldest families in the country. Nowadays, it is bursting with new money, people whose fortunes, though freshly-made, are large enough to buy their way in. At its core this book is a social history of the American rich, but it's also filled with meaty, startling, often tragic stories of the people who lived behind 740's walls.--From publisher description.
Subject 740 Park Avenue (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
Apartment houses -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Apartments -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Rich people -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Park Avenue (New York, N.Y.) -- Social life and customs.
Park Avenue (New York, N.Y.) -- Biography.
New York (N.Y.) -- Biography.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs.
New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
New York (N.Y.) -- Economic conditions.
Added Title Seven forty Park
ISBN 0385512090

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