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Guide to the Lynne Sagalyn Research Files for "Power at Ground Zero"
1972-2016
 MS 3128

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sagalyn, Lynne B.
Title: Lynne Sagalyn research files for "Power at Ground Zero"
Dates [inclusive]: 1972-2016
Abstract: The collection includes the research files amassed by Lynne B. Sagalyn for her book "Power at Ground Zero: Politics, Money, and the Remaking of Lower Manhattan," published by Oxford University Press in 2016. Heavily represented in the collection are documents concerning the major institutional players in the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site, such as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, Silverstein Properties Inc. and other entities associated with developer Larry Silverstein, various levels of government, and others. Also with significant representation in the documents are those concerning the families of those killed on 9/11, cultural groups, civic organizations, urban and regional planning advocacy organizations, and others. The documents include a vast array of Board materials; contracts and other legal documents; arbitration and judicial decisions; presentations, testimony and other position statements; requests for proposals and responses to proposals; analyses, audits and other reviews and assessments; fact sheets, press releases, and other public relations and public engagement documents; economic assessments, project funding mechanisms, and other financial matters; news articles, architectural critiques, and other press and media coverage; and more. The collection also includes chronologies and other work product prepared by Sagalyn and her research assistants. The collection has both paper-based and digital components.
Quantity: 15 Linear feet in 13 record cartons + 1 oversize flat box
Quantity: 18 Gigabytes (2,543 digital files)
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: MS 3128