The Skyscraper Museum
Book Talks 2014
The Skyscraper Museum

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Lynne Sagalyn Book Talk

Times Square Roulette: Remaking the City Icon

In 2001, Lynne B. Sagalyn published Times Square Roulette (MIT Press), the definitive history of Times Square's redevelopment. Debunking the myth of an overnight urban miracle performed by Disney and Mayor Giuliani, she recounts the far more complex and commanding tale of a twenty-year process of public controversy, nonstop litigation, and interminable delay. On the occasion of the Museum's exhibition TIMES SQUARE, 1984, she describes about the process of researching and writing the book and poses new questions about the Times Square of 2014. Click here to watch the video of illustrated talk.

Lynne B. Sagalyn is the Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor of Real Estate and Director of the MBA Real Estate Program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. She is currently finishing a book on the rebuilding of The World Trade Center.

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