The Landmarks of New York III

The Landmarks of New York III

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by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel
     
 

This is a revised, updated, and expanded version of The Landmarks of New York, a now-classic publication that received widespread acclaim when it first appeared in 1988. The new edition now incorporates all the landmarks designated through the fall of 1997, documenting the more than 1,000 landmarks in the five boroughs of New York City, and includes descriptions and… See more details below

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This is a revised, updated, and expanded version of The Landmarks of New York, a now-classic publication that received widespread acclaim when it first appeared in 1988. The new edition now incorporates all the landmarks designated through the fall of 1997, documenting the more than 1,000 landmarks in the five boroughs of New York City, and includes descriptions and maps of the city's 70 historic districts. The landmarks are arranged chronologically, by date of construction, giving the reader a sequential overview of the city's architectural richness and diversity, as well as its history.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
New York City is home to some of America's most distinguished buildings. It has also witnessed some of the most turbulent preservation battles--to save Pennsylvania Station, Grand Central Terminal, and St. Bart's Church. Partly in response to those battles, the city established an effective landmarks preservation law and a remarkable landmarks commission, which is responsible for the designation of more than 900 structures and 60 historic districts over a 28-year period. Diamonstein (New York City Preservation Foundation) and her team of researchers have updated their previous work ( Landmarks of New York , Abrams, 1988) with landmarks designated from 1988 through early 1993. Organized chronologically, the book represents each individual landmark by a photograph and a brief description, while historic districts are illustrated with schematic maps but unfortunately no photographs. The result is an indispensable guide and eloquent testament to New York's wealth of architectural resources--and a testament to the dedication of the city's preservationists as well.-- H. Ward Jandl, National Park Svc., Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810935945
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Series:
Landmarks of New York Series
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 11.25(h) x 1.50(d)

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