New York Skyscrapers

New York Skyscrapers

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by Dirk Stichweh
     
 


New York City is home to more skyscrapers than any other city in the world. Iconic in stature, they tell the story of the city's commercial and architectural history. The buildings pictured here stretch from the sidewalks to the sky, from the East River to the Hudson, from Battery Park to the far reaches of Central Park.See more details below

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New York City is home to more skyscrapers than any other city in the world. Iconic in stature, they tell the story of the city's commercial and architectural history. The buildings pictured here stretch from the sidewalks to the sky, from the East River to the Hudson, from Battery Park to the far reaches of Central Park.

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Library Journal
Germany-based independent scholar Stichweh here outlines details about the most significant skyscrapers in New York City. Opening with a short general history of skyscrapers, he then provides information on 79 New York City structures. Each of seven sections begins with a street map representing a geographical division of the city, with numbers indicating the location of the buildings covered in the following pages. Stichweh offers technical information about each structure, including the address, date of completion, height, and architects, as well as three to five paragraphs of description and historical background. The texts are accompanied by two to three color photographs by Machirus and Murphy, including a street view and exterior details; the photographs are functional, not artistic. VERDICT This book has many elements readers would want and expect to find in a walking guidebook of New York's skyscrapers; unfortunately, it is too large to carry on a walking tour. For armchair travelers and architecture admirers.—Valerie Nye, Coll. of Santa Fe, NM

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791340548
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
04/06/2009
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 13.60(h) x 0.90(d)

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