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Favorite Architecture Stories

"Architecture Holds a Thousand Stories" - What is you favorite story about building design or construction; is it fact or fiction? Book or Film?

The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead (1943) introduced the world to architect Howard Roark, an intransigent individualist. (The Fountainhead was also a film- listed elsewhere)

The Cloud Sketcher: A Novel

The Cloud Sketcher: A Novel, by Richard Rayner, in which a fictional architect from a village in Finland becomes a designer for a leading New York City gangster.

Empire Rising - A Novel: Thomas Kelly

Starred Review. Construction was started on the Empire State Building on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1930. It was just as the Depression was beginning to squeeze America in its death grip and every job was sacred.

The Devil In The White City by Erik Larson

Truth is better than fiction when it's written this well! The Devil in the White City, Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, by Erik Larson

My Architect

Documentary film; the story of one man's search to know the hidden heart of his father, Louis I. Kahn.


Loving frank

Loving frank

Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
A beautifully written novel about Mamah Cheney and Frank Lloyd Wright’s love affair.

The Architect by Charles Bancroft

An international thriller with a prominent London Architect as the protagonist.

New York construction boom fueled by immigrant workers

New York City-limits is experiencing an aberrant construction boom. Spending on construction added by 73 percent to $11.9 billion in 2013, and again acicular by 26 percent endure year to $36 billion. A lot of of the spending is on affluence residences in Manhattan, with a big block of the blow adherent to Brooklyn, just beyond the East River.

April 2015

Vacant (or Void) commercial property is a headache for any property owner or manager. However, the original innovator of void property management services is coming to the rescue of the property manager faced with this challenge. David White, Chairman Loxal Security Ltd writes;