Titans of the NYC skyline
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Through the years, real estate moguls with oversized ambitions and chutzpah have shaped this city. It’s time to bring your A-game and guess who some of them are!
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Question 1 of 5
Which New Yorker had the nickname “The Master Builder?”Correct
A+! Though Bob Moses was never elected to public office, he had a bigger impact on shaping modern day New York than any other individual. His works include the Triborough Bridge, the BQE, the Cross-Bronx Expressway, the Henry Hudson, Jones Beach and hundreds of other large-scale infrastructure projects.Incorrect
What’s in a name, anyway?
Question 2 of 5
Who developed the Empire State Building?Correct
Indeed! John J. Raskob, along with Pierre S. du Pont, created this Art Deco icon of the New York skyline, one of the most recognizable buildings in the world.Incorrect
Question 3 of 5
Which one of these developers is NOT a native New Yorker?Correct
You got it! Peebles was born in Washington, D.C. and started his real estate career there.Incorrect
You kiddin? That guy’s a true New Yorker!
Question 4 of 5
Which real estate tycoon is credited with being the visionary behind DUMBO?Correct
That’s right! Walentas, who Forbes estimates is worth $1.7 billion, is the man behind what is arguably New York’s trendiest neighborhood.Incorrect
Question 5 of 5
Which of these real estate tycoons has the greatest net worth?Correct
Stephen Ross is makin’ it rain with a net worth of $6 billion, according to Forbes.Incorrect
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