Idea Almanac

“Billionaires’ Row is a monument to excess, a symbol of the staggering wealth inequality that exists in our world today.” – Katherine Clarke

Billionaires’ Row is a book by Katherine Clarke that tells the story of the development of Billionaires’ Row, a stretch of 57th Street in Manhattan that is home to some of the most expensive and exclusive real estate in the world. It tells the story of a phenomenon that is unique to our time: the rise of the supertall skyscraper. These buildings are symbols of the growing gap between the rich and the poor, and they raise important questions about the future of cities and the sustainability of our economy.