Harry Black: The developer behind the Flatiron, the Plaza Hotel and One Times Square

Builder of some of New York’s most iconic properties, Harry Black has didn’t live to see the impact of his real estate legacy

TRD New York /
Sep.September 03, 2019 11:00 AM

In this episode of “People that built New York City,” we travel back to the beginning of the 20th century, when developer Harry S. Black turned his vision into surviving classics of New York’s real estate landscape. Amongst his formidable works are the iconic Flatiron Building, the Plaza Hotel and One Times Square, where the New Year’s Eve ball drop is held.

However, the man didn’t live to witness the impact of his legacy. Watch the video to learn the rise and downfall of one of the era’s wealthiest developers.

Voice-over by Lucas McGill


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