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Author Lapidus, Alan.

Title Everything by design : my life as an architect / Alan Lapidus
Edition First edition
Published New York : St. Martin's Press, 2007


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Description 308 pages : illustrations, ; 25 cm
Contents Donald Trump's architect -- Growing up Lapidus -- You're in the Air Force/Marines/Army now -- At Columbia (and almost prematurely ejected) -- The son also wants to rise -- Eye of the beholder -- A swimming pool grows in Brooklyn -- Go tell it on the mountain -- What happens in Vegas ... -- Donald down the shore -- "It's the Magic Kingdom and magicians never give away their secrets" -- The four mousekeepers -- "The most gorgeous building in all Manhattan" -- The ungrateful living -- A walk on the wild side -- "A little favor" -- The return of Gospodin Lapidus -- Rich and famous -- A way out -- End of the world -- Ryokan
Summary "Alan Lapidus's life has been a Zelig-like romp through most of the cultural and political highlights of the recent past. He has popped up as architect for or observer of many of our era's most iconic figures, including Donald Trump, various Mafia big shots, mayors, Aristotle and Jackie Onassis, Bob Guccione, pit bosses, real estate legends, and spies." "Everything by Design takes us behind the scenes in Las Vegas, Disney World, Havana, Atlantic City, Moscow, the Amazon rainforest, and New York. Along the way we learn why Mickey Mouse never seems to use the restroom, why the baccarat tables in casinos are always far away from the dice tables, why the CIA wanted Lapidus to redesign Havana's main synagogue, and why the tunnels under the Hotel Moskva can't be touched."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Subject Lapidus, Alan.
Architects -- United States -- Biography.
Architecture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Civilization -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
LC no. 2007028251
ISBN 9780312361662