It is utterly sad to report that William Zeckendorf Jr., son of Big Bill Zeckendorf, father of Arthur and Will Lie Zeckendorf, a significant force in New York real estate development and a significant character in House of Outrageous Fortune, has died at 84, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican, in the town he retired to in the mid-nineties. Condolences to his wife, his sister, and his sons. His final words to me in an interview for the book stand as a simple, eloquent and fitting epitaph. “What I accomplished can be seen,” he said. “The buildings are there.”