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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 scThe 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....

Title : Building New York: The Rise and Rise of the Greatest City on Earth
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ISBN : 9780789313621
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 304 Pages
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Building New York: The Rise and Rise of the Greatest City on Earth Reviews

  • Jacqueline Hankinson
    2019-01-10 13:31

    Wonderful companion to peruse either before or after a visit to New York City. It brings the landmarks in up close and personal connection to the places you visit. As a real estate agent, I was interested in the real estate deal by Peter Minuit for the island Manna-Hattan. East River, Grand central Statio, Central Park, Elle Island, all of theses landmarks became more real to me. The photographs and text were enlightening and intriguing. A must read for visitors to the "greatest city on Earth".

  • Mike Ward
    2018-12-30 16:09

    gorgeous book - I read it in one sittinghttp://0651frombrighton.blogspot.co.u...