Manhattan Skyscrapers: 3rd Edition / Edition 3

Manhattan Skyscrapers: 3rd Edition / Edition 3

by Eric Nash
     
 

ISBN-10: 1568989679

ISBN-13: 9781568989679

Pub. Date: 08/18/2010

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

What do you picture when you think of New York City? For most, it is the city's distinctive skyline, made famous bycountless movies and photographs. Everyone in Manhattan, whether first-time visitor or longtime resident, experiences the awe of gazing up at the soaring stone, steel, and glass towers of Wall Street or Midtown, and wonders how those structures came to

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What do you picture when you think of New York City? For most, it is the city's distinctive skyline, made famous bycountless movies and photographs. Everyone in Manhattan, whether first-time visitor or longtime resident, experiences the awe of gazing up at the soaring stone, steel, and glass towers of Wall Street or Midtown, and wonders how those structures came to be built. First published in 1999, Manhattan Skyscrapers was the first book to document the most important peaks in the city's concrete canyons. From the earliest skyscrapers built in thecity—such as the 1896 American Tract Society Building—to the most well known, including the Woolworth, Empire State, and Chrysler buildings, the book has become the definitive reference work on the Big Apple's skyline. Now available in a revised third edition, Manhattan Skyscrapers presents more than a century's worth of New York's most fascinating and important buildings. Each skyscraper is presented with informative and entertaining texts by New York Times contributor Eric Nash, a striking full-page photograph by architectural photographer Norman McGrath, archival images, interior views, and architectural drawings.

In addition to the eighty-five buildings documented in previous versions of the book, Manhattan Skyscrapers showcases eight of the most exciting new skyscrapers built in the past few years. These wonderfully diverse additions to the city—the New York Times Building by Renzo Piano, the Standard Hotel byPolshek Partnership Architects, 7 World Trade Center by SOM, the Blue Tower by Bernard Tschumi, Bank of America Tower by Cook + Fox, 11 Times Square by FXFOWLE, 200 West Street by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, and 425 Fifth Avenue by Michael Graves—give an indication of how the city continues to evolve in the twenty-first century. Manhattan Skyscrapers is an indispensable book for both the serious student of architecture and the casual collector of all things New York.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568989679
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date:
08/18/2010
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
466,308
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 12.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
American Tract Society Building1
Bayard-Condict Building3
Park Row Building5
Flatiron Building7
West Street Building (now 90 West Street)11
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower13
Bankers Trust Company Building (originally 14 Wall Street)15
Woolworth Building17
Municipal Building21
Candler Building23
Equitable Building25
Bush Tower27
Shelton Towers Hotel (now Marriott East Side Hotel)29
American Radiator Building31
Ritz Tower33
Paramount Building35
Barclay-Vesey Building37
Fred F. French Building39
Beekman Tower (originally Panhellenic Tower)41
Tudor City43
Hearst Magazine Building (originally International Magazine Building)45
Chanin Building47
One Fifth Avenue49
Helmsley Building (originally New York Central Building)51
Fuller Building53
Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower (now Republic National Bank)55
Downtown Athletic Club57
Daily News Building59
40 Wall Street (originally the Bank of Manhattan Company Building)61
Chrysler Building63
San Remo Apartments (originally San Remo Hotel)67
Riverside Church69
120 Wall Street71
500 Fifth Avenue73
Empire State Building75
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel79
McGraw-Hill Building81
General Electric Building (originally RCA Victor Building)83
City Bank Farmers Trust Company Building85
Cities Service Building (now 70 Pine Street)87
One Wall Street (originally Irving Trust Company Building)89
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, North Building91
Rockefeller Center93
100 Park Avenue97
United Nations Secretariat99
Lever House103
Seagram Building105
Time & Life Building109
Union Carbide Building (now Chase Manhattan Bank)111
Chase Manhattan Plaza113
Pan Am Building (now Met Life Building)115
CBS Building117
Silver Towers (originally University Plaza)119
Marine Midland Bank Building (now 140 Broadway)121
General Motors Building123
One Astor Plaza125
XYZ Buildings: Exxon, McGraw-Hill, and Celanese Buildings127
W. R. Grace Building131
1 and 2 World Trade Center135
One Liberty Plaza (originally U.S. Steel Building)137
1 and 2 UN Plaza139
Citicorp Center141
Trump Tower143
IBM Building145
AT&T Building (now Sony Building)147
Marriott Marquis Hotel149
Lipstick Building151
425 Lexington Avenue153
Worldwide Plaza155
1585 Broadway (originally Solomon Equities Building)157
Bertelsmann Building (originally 1540 Broadway)159
712 Fifth Avenue161
World Financial Center163
Four Seasons Hotel167
4 Times Square (Conde Nast Building)169
Bibliography171
Glossary172
Credits174

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