The Skyscraper Museum
Book Talks 2019
The Skyscraper Museum

The Skyscraper Museum is devoted to the study of high-rise building, past, present, and future. The Museum explores tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence. This site will look better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 6:30-8:00 pm

Julie Satow Book Talk

The Secret Life of America’s Most Famous Hotel

“A great hotel is a theater of dreams,” notes Tina Brown in the New York Times Book Review, and Julie Satow “digs deep into the forces that took the Plaza from a living center of aspiring social connection tied to the fortunes of American high society to its present status in an atomized era of pitiless transactional globalism.” In The Plaza:The Secret Life of America’s Most Famous Hotel, Satow vividly chronicles the life of the 18-story skyscraper hotel that opened in October 1907 and the cast of characters that made it a center for culture and commerce for more than a century.

Julie Satow is an award-winning journalist who has covered real estate in New York City for more than a decade. A regular contributor to the New York Times, her work has also appeared widely, including on NPR, the New York Post, and The Daily Beast.

The exhibitions and programs of The Skyscraper Museum are supported by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.