Builder of Skylines: Builder of Skylines

ERWIN S. WOLFSON

THE Manhattan skyline is an ever-changing panorama that has been pierced by 132 new office buildings since 1947 in the world's biggest building boom. One of the men who has done the most to change the skyline is a quiet, studious owner-builder named Erwin S. (for Service) Wolf son. Last week Wolfson, 57, was busy preparing for the biggest building job of its kind ever undertaken in New York City: a 59-story, $100 million Grand Central City that will rise just north of Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal.

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