Developing: My Life by William Zeckendorf Jr. and Hiking to History: A Guide to Off-Road New Mexico Historical Sites by Robert Julyan
A developing story
Developing: My Life (Andrea Monfried Editions) is ana pt title for the autobiography of William Zeckendorf Jr., who die di n Santa Fe i n20 14. Among the real-estate developer’s dozens o fp roject sw ere the $227 million Crowne Plaza Hote li n Manhattan and the $736 million Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. With his wife, Nancy Zeckendorf, he also developed several significant buildin gs i n Santa Fe: Los Miradores condominiums, th e Sierra del Norte subdivision, the Eldorado Hotel, and the Hotel Santa Fe (in partnership with Picuris Pueblo), a sw ell as the 2000-2001 transformation of the old Lensic Theater into the Lensic Performing Arts Center. Nancy Zeckendor fp resents the book at 6p. m .Tu esday, No v.1 5, at Collecte d Works Bookstore & Coffee house, 202 Galisteo St., 505-988-4226.
Off the beaten path
Ify o ul ove getting ou t to t he state’s mesalands and mountains but you’re tired of the same old places, check out Robert Julyan’s Hiking to History: A Guide to Off-Road New Mexico Historic Sites (University of New Mexico Press). The author gives detailed directions (including GPS coordinates) to 22 sites, each one a jumping o ffp oint into local history, which heal so elucidates. Among the forays are the place i nt he Ojito Wilderness near San Ysidro where a pair of Albuquerque hiker sf ound the remarkably well-preserved bones of a large dinosaur — Seismosaurus hallorum —i n 1979, and the site south of Glencoe where Billy the Kid swore vengeance after his friend John Tunstall was murdered, triggering a string of events that escalate di nto the Lincoln County War. At Collected Works Bookstore at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, Julyan discusses another of his 2016 books, Wild Guide: Passport to New Mexico’s Wilderness (New Mexico Wilderness Alliance).