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Building New York: The Rise and Rise of the Greatest City on Earth

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The evolution of New York's built environment is chronicled in this breathtaking history organized chronologically by site-from architectural masterpieces to engineering marvels. Witness New York as it was being built in the years following the Civil War. It was during this era when the city spread uptown, landscaped Central Park, engineered the bridges and subways, and scaled ever higher in the form of innovative skyscrapers.The New York story unfolds in these pages with an immediacy only photography can capture. It allows us to relive the moment when the theaters moved uptown followed by the city's "newspaper of record," and muddy, horse-trodden Longacre Square sprouted its iconic neon signs and was reborn as Times Square. Trace the growth by accretion of the Metropolitan Museum of Art as it nibbled away at the park or the transformation of Fifth Avenue into "millionaires row." Along the way, the majestic history of the city unfolds along with the story of the visionaries whose stamp it bears today. New York's coming of age coincided with the rise of photography, and this incredible trove of photographs culled from the archives of Time Life and the New-York Historical Society are the very images that created the larger-than-life reputation of New York that continues to dazzle the world today.

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This volume takes the reader on a well-rounded tour of the architecture of New York through historical and contemporary photographs and historical descriptions of not only the most famous buildings and monuments such as the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, and the World Trade Center, but others, including bridges, the subway, zoos, gardens, public and apartment buildings, universities, brownstones, museums, and churches. Images are from Getty Images, Time & Life Pictures, and the Museum of the City of New York. Marshall was the founding editor of The Reader's Digest General Books Program. The book measures 9x13.5". Universe publishing is an imprint of Rizzoli.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This volume takes the reader on a well-rounded tour of the architecture of New York through historical and contemporary photographs and historical descriptions of not only the most famous buildings and monuments such as the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, and the World Trade Center, but others, including bridges, the subway, zoos, gardens, public and apartment buildings, universities, brownstones, museums, and churches. Images are from Getty Images, Time & Life Pictures, and the Museum of the City of New York. Marshall was the founding editor of The Reader's Digest General Books Program. The book measures 9x13.5". Universe publishing is an imprint of Rizzoli. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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About the Author

Bruce Marshall was the founding editor of The Reader's Digest General Books program, whose first book, The Reader's Digest Great World Atlas, sold more than 20 million copies in editions around the world. He later founded Marshall Editions and created a wide range of popular thematic atlases. He is also the author of The Real World.

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ISBN:
9780789313621
Subtitle:
The Rise and Rise of the Greatest City on Earth
Author:
Marshall, Bruce
Author:
Gray, Christopher
Publisher:
Universe
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Historic buildings
Subject:
Historic buildings -- New York (State)
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) Buildings, structures, etc.
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20051011
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
13.52x8.98x1.22 in. 4.82 lbs.

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