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The Resource The most spectacular restaurant in the world : the Twin Towers, Windows on the World, and the rebirth of New York, Tom Roston

The most spectacular restaurant in the world : the Twin Towers, Windows on the World, and the rebirth of New York, Tom Roston

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The most spectacular restaurant in the world : the Twin Towers, Windows on the World, and the rebirth of New York
Title
The most spectacular restaurant in the world
Title remainder
the Twin Towers, Windows on the World, and the rebirth of New York
Statement of responsibility
Tom Roston
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The remarkable story of a restaurant on top of the world-built by a legend, destroyed in tragedy-and an era in New York City it helped to frame In the 1970s, New York City was plagued by crime, filth, and an ineffective government. The city was falling apart, and even the newly constructed World Trade Center threatened to be a fiasco. But in April 1976, a quarter-mile up on the 107th floor of the North Tower, a new restaurant called Windows on the World opened its doors-a glittering sign that New York wasn't done just yet. In The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World, journalist Tom Roston tells the complete history of this incredible restaurant, from its stunning $14-million opening to 9/11 and its tragic end. There are stories of the people behind it, such as Joe Baum, the celebrated restaurateur, who was said to be the only man who could outspend an unlimited budget; the well-tipped waiters; and the cavalcade of famous guests, as well as everyday people celebrating the key moments in their lives. Roston also charts the changes in American food, from baroque and theatrical to locally sourced and organic. Built on nearly 150 original interviews, The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World is the story of New York City's restaurant culture and the quintessential American drive to succeed
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NjBwBT
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Roston, Tom
Dewey number
641.509747/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
TX945.5.W56
LC item number
R67 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Windows on the World (New York, N.Y.)
  • World Trade Center (New York, N.Y. : 1970-2001)
  • Windows on the World (New York, N.Y.)
  • World Trade Center (New York, N.Y. : 1970-2001)
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001)
  • Restaurants
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • Restaurants
  • New York (State)
Label
The most spectacular restaurant in the world : the Twin Towers, Windows on the World, and the rebirth of New York, Tom Roston
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
352 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates,
Isbn
9781419737992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)on1117448553
Label
The most spectacular restaurant in the world : the Twin Towers, Windows on the World, and the rebirth of New York, Tom Roston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
352 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates,
Isbn
9781419737992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)on1117448553

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