New York: A Guide to the Metropolis

New York: A Guide to the Metropolis

by G. E. Wolfe
     
 

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NEW YORK—A GUIDE TO THE METROPOLIS

Relive the exciting architectural history of a city brimming with variety and vitality!

The fascinating architectural history of New York unfolds before your eyes in this acclaimed walking tour guide,full of riveting facts and information for natives and tourists alike. Used on virtually every walking tour of New York city,

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NEW YORK—A GUIDE TO THE METROPOLIS

Relive the exciting architectural history of a city brimming with variety and vitality!

The fascinating architectural history of New York unfolds before your eyes in this acclaimed walking tour guide,full of riveting facts and information for natives and tourists alike. Used on virtually every walking tour of New York city,"highly recommended" by THE NEW YORK TIMES,and the book of choice of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission,NEW YORK: A GUIDE TO THE METROPOLIS is your ideal companion as you set out to discover the rich architecture of the city.

And what an adventure it will be! Beginning in lower Manhattan and moving uptown to the Upper East Side and West Side,you'll come upon hundreds of important historical sites and landmarks representing 300 years of the city's growth and development. Revealing trips to Brooklyn and Queens spotlight examples of surviving 17th-century Dutch Colonial architecture,historic neighborhoods,and a treasure trove of buildings displaying virtually every architectural style. And,you'll enjoy such unique features as:
* All 20 walking tours marked on practical,easy-to-follow street maps,and travel directions and landmark designations noted throughout
* Nearly 300 vintage photogrphs and engravings of former sites along the tours that bring old New York to life
* Rare historical details not found in other guidebooks,including the recently discovered African Burial Ground and the Commons behind City Hall and newly unearthed urban archeological sites in lower Manhattan.

For a fascinating picture of major New York neighborhoods,from Battery Park City to Tudor City,fromWashington Square to Times Square,from the recently designated Ladies' Mile Historic District to the urban oasis of Roosevelt Island,this book unveils the infinite variety of architectural surprises that are only a short walk away!

Widely recognized as a leading authority on New York's history and architecture,Gerard R. Wolfe has authored several books and lectured extensively on the subject,and has conducted walking tours of New York and its environs for over 20 years.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
New edition of a fine guide to the architecture of the city. Heavily illustrated with period photos and prints. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070713970
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
559
Product dimensions:
5.95(w) x 10.22(h) x 1.02(d)

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