Lynne Sagalyn is a Professor of Real Estate at Columbia University Business School and is also the author of Times Square Roulette (MIT Press).
Authoritative...Sagalyn has a keen sense of both politics and urbanism. Extraordinary and insightful. Sagalyn has written a great epic of political wrangling and real estate. * New York Times Book Review * Riveting...exhaustive...Ms. Sagalyn's book is likely to stand as the primary reference on Ground Zero. * Wall Street Journal * A superbly qualified scholar thoroughly deconstructs the tortured story behind the rebuilding of the World Trade Center complex...Sagalyn keeps the many strands of this story expertly in hand...Sagalyn has produced a definitive history and an urban studies classic." - Kirkus Reviews Now, more than a decade after the initial flurry of books, we have what is likely to remain the definitive account of this tortuous and unedifying saga, Lynne B. Sagalyn's Power at Ground Zero: Politics, Money, and the Remaking of Lower Manhattan. Her meticulous and exceptionally clear exposition of the essential facts provides more than enough evidence for readers to come to their own, and often damning, conclusions. * The New York Review of Books *