Norman Mailer

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[dropcap]N[/dropcap]orman Mailer did not want to let a little fear get the better of him.
For Mr. Mailer, the proudly pugilistic giant of American literature, being scared of heights was unacceptable. Heck, he lived in Brooklyn Heights.
So when he decided to remodel his top-floor walk-up apartment more than four decades ago, he set himself a challenge by designing a space that resembled a jungle gym at sea.
The roof was raised and modeled after a crow’s nest on a ship, with a series of slender ladders leading up two flights, with landings and small rooms, resembling tiny galleys, on each level.
Read more in the New York TimesCity Rooms Blog.