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Mayhem on Madison (A)

by A. Eugene Kohn and David Lane


In his first project, an aspiring property developer negotiates the development rights above a one-story bank branch in Manhattan's tony Carnegie Hill. Community resistance erupted immediately, spearheaded by celebrity and socialite residents. Facing rejection of his firm's proposal of a 17-story residential condominium building for the site by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, the developer and his firm must decide how to respond.

Keywords: Buildings and Facilities; Development Economics; Business and Community Relations; Conflict and Resolution; Urban Development; Real Estate Industry; New York (city, NY);


Kohn, A. Eugene, and David Lane. "Mayhem on Madison (A)." Harvard Business School Case 208-067, January 2008. (Revised March 2008.)