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Manhattan is studded with spectacular buildings - the Woolworth Building, the ...
Manhattan is studded with spectacular buildings - the Woolworth Building, the Flatiron, the Chrysler, the Empire State Building and the World Trade towers. It's the home of scores of club's churches, commercial buildings and private homes whose history or unique architecture make them noteworthy. Here in a historical setting we see trends in style and construction. And through monuments and the naming of streets and districts, we are made more aware of the people who most influence New York's past.
Not just for New Yorkers, this book is for anyone who is fascinated by the physical city.
Liza Greene is an award-winning designer and is design director for marketing and promotion at Time magazine. She lives in New York City.
An eye-opening view of the rich architectural development of the city--beginning with the West India Trade Company and Peter Minuit's purchase of the island in the early 17th century, this book tracks the history of the built city through over 400 color photos and descriptions of existing structures to provide a better understanding of what is seen, who built it and why.