Philadelphia Architecture

Philadelphia Architecture

by Thom Nickels

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Philadelphia Architecture by Thom Nickels


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: 1,264,578
Product dimensions: 9.78(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.43(d)

About 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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