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History's Biggest Whales Around the Curbed Universe

The biggest high rollers in American real estate history have names like Hearst and Rockefeller, and each, in their own way, contributed something to perceptions of success and excess. Today Curbed local sites examine the most notable whales in their markets; specifically, what cities might look like today if they still consisted of undeveloped land and were populated by dozens of steel magnates, oil barons, and other such captains of industry, all competing against each other to see who could build the biggest, most opulent, most over-the-top-extravagant home. A look back, right this way:

San Francisco · Atlanta · Boston · Chicago · Los Angeles · Miami · NYC · Philly · Seattle · DC · Cape Cod

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