Join Matthys Levy for a talk on his new novel, Building Eden.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Building Eden is Matthys Levy's first novel, a thriller with subject matter he is intimately familiar with. A gifted architect, Philip Corta, has the opportunity of a lifetime, the design of a major office/residential complex on New York's West Side, The Eden Center. The project endures many major setbacks resulting from the arrogance and shallow-minded behavior of the developer, corruption in City Hall, sabotage and murder by organized criminals, and recurring uncertainties about financing. Despite these and other setbacks, the project advances on schedule through 2001 until the events of 9/11 lead to personal tragedy and a change of direction that affects the project and all of the members of the design/construction team.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Matthys Levy is the designer of many iconic buildings and other structures throughout the world; New York structures he has designed and supervised include the Javits Convention Center, the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History, and the Marriott Marquis Hotel. He is also the author of the best-seller Why Buildings Fall Down - which established his public reputation for expertise on the causes of major structural failures, including the collapse of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11 - and author or co-author of Structual Designs in Architecture, Why the Earth Quakes, Why the Wind Blows, Earthquake Games, and Engineering in the City. Levy currently resides in Burlington, Vermont.
DATE: Thursday, June 28th at 6:30pm
LOCATION: Phoenix Books Rutland
ADMISSION: Free and open to all.