13 August 2009

Land Lubber

On this day in 1948, one-time owner of the Chrysler Buidling in New York City and co-founder of Century City in Los Angeles, William Zeckendorf, Sr., arrived with his wife an daughter from Europe aboard the RMS Queen Mary. One of the most prominent real estate developers in the United States, he also developed Roosevelt Airfield, where Charles Lindbergh departed on his famous transatlantic flight. Architects I.M. Pei and Le Corbusier worked on many of his projects before he went bankrupt in 1965.

New York Daily News

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