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Philadelphia Architecture
     

Philadelphia Architecture

by Thom Nickels
 

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Philadelphia is a city of Colonial and ghostly architecture with narrow historic streets that open up onto vistas of bold, towering skyscrapers. It is a city of Greek Revival banks, Italian Renaissance, and Second Empire buildings, a city of Beaux-Arts hotels, Byzantine and Gothic churches, and International-style high-rises. A hybrid of gritty Chicago and

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Philadelphia is a city of Colonial and ghostly architecture with narrow historic streets that open up onto vistas of bold, towering skyscrapers. It is a city of Greek Revival banks, Italian Renaissance, and Second Empire buildings, a city of Beaux-Arts hotels, Byzantine and Gothic churches, and International-style high-rises. A hybrid of gritty Chicago and pristine Boston, Philadelphia stands alone, an aristocrat in bib overalls, as a livable, intimate city of neighborhoods and luxurious townhouses, of hidden treasures and spectacular surprises. Philadelphia Architecture, a walk through Philadelphia streets past and present, highlights the richness and diversity of the city's architectural history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738537986
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,341,255
Product dimensions:
9.78(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author


Thom Nickels is a journalist, poet, and author of eight books, including Gay and Lesbian Philadelphia and Manayunk. The lifelong Philadelphia resident is a contributing editor for the Weekly Press and is the architecture critic for Philadelphia's Metro.

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