Mark's log of a year in Australia - and its continuing repercussions
Monday, August 13, 2012
The 1929 Foshay Tower, Minneapolis' Flatiron and Chrysler Building, a Washington Memorial for the Northwest which long had the skyline to itself. Its builder was wiped out by the stock market crash barely a month after it opened, and was then jailed for mail fraud for 3 years before being cleared by presidents Roosevelt and Truman. In the intervening years the building changed hands often, getting more and more run down, but was rescued by the W Hotel group. Thanks!