Manhattan: Between the Rivers (Images of America Series)

Manhattan: Between the Rivers (Images of America Series)

by Jeff Hirsch
     
 

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The decades between 1880 and the 1920s were glorious ones for Manhattan. This sliver of land located between the rivers was evolving from a bustling seaport into a world financial center. Manhattan rapidly became America's preeminent East Coast steamship port, bringing passengers from all walks of life. In the 1880s, no building stood as tall as the spire of

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The decades between 1880 and the 1920s were glorious ones for Manhattan. This sliver of land located between the rivers was evolving from a bustling seaport into a world financial center. Manhattan rapidly became America's preeminent East Coast steamship port, bringing passengers from all walks of life. In the 1880s, no building stood as tall as the spire of architect Richard Upjohn's Trinity Church, but the 1890s began the defining decades of the skyscraper. The technology originated in Chicago but soared to new heights in Manhattan. By the turn of the century, there were more skyscrapers on the island than anywhere else in the world. Discover these rare scenes and more in Between the Rivers: Manhattan 1880-1920. This compact work samples many aspects of life as the world's most exciting city made its way from gaslight to the Great White Way.

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ISBN-13:
9780752408125
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Images of America Series

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Discover these rare scenes and more in Between the Rivers: Manhattan 1880–1920. This compact work samples many aspects of life as the world’s most exciting city made its way from gaslight to the Great White Way.

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