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Empire City: The Making and Meaning of the New York City Landscape (Critical Perspectives on the Past)

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New York's metamorphosis from compact part to modern metropolis occurred during the mid-nineteenth century. "Empire City tells the story of the dreams that inspired the changes in the landscape and the problems that eluded solution. Author David Scobey paints a remarkable panorama of New York's uneven development, a city-building and speculative excess. Envisioning a new kind of national civilization, "bourgeois urbanists' attempted to make New York the nation's pre-eminent city. Ultimately, they created a masaic of grand improvements, dynamic change, and environmental disorder. "Empire City sets the stories of the city's most celebrated landmarks--Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, the downtown commercial center--within the context of this new ideas of landscape design and a politics of planned city building. Perhaps such an ambitious project for guiding growth, overcoming spatial problems, and uplifting public was bound to fail; still, it grips the imagination.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592132355
Editor:
Benson, Susan Porter
Editor:
Brier, Stephen
Author:
Scobey, David M.
Author:
Scobey, David
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic
Subject:
Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Critical Perspectives on the Past
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 0.9 in

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History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » City Specific
History and Social Science » World History » General
Metaphysics » General

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