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All the Buildings in New York

Author : James Gulliver Hancock
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Page : 64 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2013-04-02
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9780789324672

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A charmingly illustrated journey through New York City, neighborhood by neighborhood. All the Buildings in New York is a love letter to New York City, told through James Gulliver Hancock’s unique and charming drawings of the city’s diverse architectural styles and cityscape. His buildings are colorful and chock full of fun and offbeat details, and this book is full of new discoveries as well as old chestnuts for anyone who loves the Big Apple. Organized by neighborhoods, the book features iconic New York buildings, such as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and Flatiron Building, as well as the everyday buildings that make up New York City—the boutique shops in SoHo, timeless brownstones in Brooklyn, and rows of busy markets in Chinatown. New Yorkers and tourists alike will savor this one-of-a-kind volume that uniquely celebrates the energy and spirit of the city that never sleeps.

A History of New York in 27 Buildings

Author : Sam Roberts
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2019-10-22
Category : History
ISBN : 9781620409817

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A History of New York in 27 Buildings by Sam Roberts Pdf

From the urban affairs correspondent of the New York Times--the story of a city through twenty-seven structures that define it. As New York is poised to celebrate its four hundredth anniversary, New York Times correspondent Sam Roberts tells the story of the city through bricks, glass, wood, and mortar, revealing why and how it evolved into the nation's biggest and most influential. From the seven hundred thousand or so buildings in New York, Roberts selects twenty-seven that, in the past four centuries, have been the most emblematic of the city's economic, social, and political evolution. He describes not only the buildings and how they came to be, but also their enduring impact on the city and its people and how the consequences of the construction often reverberated around the world. A few structures, such as the Empire State Building, are architectural icons, but Roberts goes beyond the familiar with intriguing stories of the personalities and exploits behind the unrivaled skyscraper's construction. Some stretch the definition of buildings, to include the city's oldest bridge and the landmark Coney Island Boardwalk. Others offer surprises: where the United Nations General Assembly first met; a hidden hub of global internet traffic; a nondescript factory that produced billions of dollars of currency in the poorest neighborhood in the country; and the buildings that triggered the Depression and launched the New Deal. With his deep knowledge of the city and penchant for fascinating facts, Roberts brings to light the brilliant architecture, remarkable history, and bright future of the greatest city in the world.

One Thousand New York Buildings

Author : Bill Harris
Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
Page : 584 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 2002-05-20
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 157912237X

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One Thousand New York Buildings by Bill Harris Pdf

From skyscrapers to parking structures, from the Stock Exchange to the historic townhouses of Harlem, the buildings of New York are as diverse as its culture—and they are artfully photographed here by Jorg Brockmann. Essential information, history, and background stories about each one, along with neighborhood maps and useful sidebars, make this the last word on New York buildings large and small. Bill Harris is a veteran New York historian and writer who has also logged many miles as a tour guide. Jorg Brockmann is an accomplished photographer whose talent matches the scale of the project. Together, they have created a feast for lovers of architecture and of great photography, as well as devotees of New York City. Now in a well-priced and easy-to-carry paperback edition, One Thousand New York Buildings is the ultimate guide to the Great American City.

Five Hundred Buildings of New York

Author : Bill Harris
Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
Page : 642 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2011-12-15
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781603762663

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Five Hundred Buildings of New York by Bill Harris Pdf

Five hundred stunning duotone photographs showcase the finest, most majestic, and interesting examples of architecture in one of the world's most beloved cities The greatest buildings, monuments, and structures of New York come to life in these inspiring, neighborhood-by-neighborhood photographic tours. Each building is featured in a rich, fine-resolution duotone photograph. Information including the building's name, its address and location, and year of completion or renovation is included underneath the image. A brief description of each building, which highlights its distinctive features and places it in historical context, is included at the back of the book.

Love Goes to Buildings on Fire

Author : Will Hermes
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2011-11-08
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781429968676

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Punk rock and hip-hop. Disco and salsa. The loft jazz scene and the downtown composers known as Minimalists. In the mid-1970s, New York City was a laboratory where all the major styles of modern music were reinvented—all at once, from one block to the next, by musicians who knew, admired, and borrowed from one another. Crime was everywhere, the government was broke, and the city's infrastructure was collapsing. But rent was cheap, and the possibilities for musical exploration were limitless. Love Goes to Buildings on Fire is the first book to tell the full story of the era's music scenes and the phenomenal and surprising ways they intersected. From New Year's Day 1973 to New Year's Eve 1977, the book moves panoramically from post-Dylan Greenwich Village, to the arson-scarred South Bronx barrios where salsa and hip-hop were created, to the Lower Manhattan lofts where jazz and classical music were reimagined, to ramshackle clubs like CBGBs and The Gallery, where rock and dance music were hot-wired for a new generation. As they remade the music, the musicians at the center of the book invented themselves: Willie Colón and the Fania All-Stars renting Yankee Stadium to take salsa to the masses, New Jersey locals Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith claiming the jungleland of Manhattan as their own, Grandmaster Flash transforming the turntable into a musical instrument, David Byrne and Talking Heads proving that rock music "ain't no foolin' around." Will Hermes was there—venturing from his native Queens to the small dark rooms where the revolution was taking place—and in Love Goes to Buildings on Fire he captures the creativity, drive, and full-out lust for life of the great New York musicians of those years, who knew that the music they were making would change the world.

New York Streetscapes

Author : Christopher Gray,Suzanne Braley
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 456 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2003-05
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015056663498

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New York Streetscapes by Christopher Gray,Suzanne Braley Pdf

Collects vignettes depicting unique sites and buildings of New York, with each location accompanied by a period photograph.

Building the Skyline

Author : Jason M. Barr
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2016-05-12
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9780199344383

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The Manhattan skyline is one of the great wonders of the modern world. But how and why did it form? Much has been written about the city's architecture and its general history, but little work has explored the economic forces that created the skyline. In Building the Skyline, Jason Barr chronicles the economic history of the Manhattan skyline. In the process, he debunks some widely held misconceptions about the city's history. Starting with Manhattan's natural and geological history, Barr moves on to how these formations influenced early land use and the development of neighborhoods, including the dense tenement neighborhoods of Five Points and the Lower East Side, and how these early decisions eventually impacted the location of skyscrapers built during the Skyscraper Revolution at the end of the 19th century. Barr then explores the economic history of skyscrapers and the skyline, investigating the reasons for their heights, frequencies, locations, and shapes. He discusses why skyscrapers emerged downtown and why they appeared three miles to the north in midtown-but not in between the two areas. Contrary to popular belief, this was not due to the depths of Manhattan's bedrock, nor the presence of Grand Central Station. Rather, midtown's emergence was a response to the economic and demographic forces that were taking place north of 14th Street after the Civil War. Building the Skyline also presents the first rigorous investigation of the causes of the building boom during the Roaring Twenties. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the boom was largely a rational response to the economic growth of the nation and city. The last chapter investigates the value of Manhattan Island and the relationship between skyscrapers and land prices. Finally, an Epilogue offers policy recommendations for a resilient and robust future skyline.

New York. Architectural Guide

Author : Vladimir Belogolovsky
Publisher : Architectural Guide
Page : 264 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2019
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 3869224312

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New York. Architectural Guide by Vladimir Belogolovsky Pdf

This architectural guide brings together 100 of the most original structures built in New York City since 1999. Vladimir Belogolovsky pairs them with such nicknames as Guillotine, Peacock, Shark's Fin, Turtle Shell, and Woodpecker. The New York-based author's selection covers buildings realized by the world's most renowned architects in a period when their creations were celebrated as art, and personal styles were encouraged by the media, critics, and clients. The featured time span begins with the rise of the starchitect in the late 1990s, and ends in the present day. But the mission of the book is not only to document; it is also to celebrate New York's transformative energy. Many of the buildings were designed either by foreign architects or those who settled in the city and now call it home. Through witty, incisive commentary, catchy nick­names, and quotes from the author's interviews with the architects, this singular guide allows readers to see many of New York's contemporary icons in a new way.

Invisible New York

Author : Stanley Greenberg
Publisher : JHU Press
Page : 120 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 1998-11-04
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780801859458

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Cobblestone Quest

Author : Rich Freeman,Sue Freeman
Publisher : Footprint Press, Inc.
Page : 212 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2005
Category : History
ISBN : 1930480199

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17 self-guided tours for observing the history and diversity of unique cobblestone buildings.Historical Secrets Revealed:Learn why, during a mere 35-year span in the middle of the 19th century, approximately 700 cobblestone structures were erected within a 65-mile radius of Rochester, New York, and no where else. Many have endured the test of time and stand today as monuments to human ingenuity in using available resources. Learn about this creative building technique and about the lives of the early pioneers who developed it.Go See For Yourself:On the tours you'll view a diversity of cobblestone buildings, including homes, farmhouses, barns, stagecoach taverns, smokehouses, stores, churches, schools, factories, and more. Each cobblestone building is a unique work of folk art, created by local craftsmen.Enjoy the tours by car, motorcycle or bicycle.

New York for New Yorkers

Author : Liza M. Greene
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Page : 168 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0393020061

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Updated to include major new buildings of the last five years, this volume is a celebration of the buildings of New York City and their history with over 600 color photos.

Posh Portals

Author : Andrew Alpern
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2020-10-27
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780789213792

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An illustrated tour of the elegant entrances to New York City’s most celebrated apartment houses This handsome, oversized book introduces us to the grandest entrances of New York City’s residential buildings. These posh portals come in an array of forms and styles, such as the porte cochere, with a passage to admit carriages or motor cars; the classic awning, originally meant to be retracted in good weather; and Neoclassical, Romanesque, and Gothic revivals. Architectural historian Andrew Alpern highlights approximately 140 entrances, from the nineteenth century to the present, including those of the Dakota, the first true luxury apartment house in New York; San Remo, one of Central Park West’s most impressive apartment houses; and the Ansonia, at one time the largest hotel in the world. Each entrance is accompanied by a description of its signal features and the history of the building that surrounds it. All are represented in splendid color photographs, and many by charming watercolor drawings. These ornate entrances offer a glimpse into New York’s past, as well as its future—for today, once again, entryways have begun to feature heavily in the marketing of residential buildings. Posh Portals will be an inspiration for architects and a delight for city dwellers.

Never Built New York

Author : Greg Goldin,Sam Lubell
Publisher : DAP/Distributed Art Publishers
Page : 407 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2016
Category : New York (N.Y.)
ISBN : 1938922751

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Never Built New York by Greg Goldin,Sam Lubell Pdf

Following on the success of Never Built Los Angeles (Metropolis Books, 2013), authors Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell now turn their eye to New York City. New York towers among world capitals, but the city we know might have reached even more stellar heights, or burrowed into more destructive depths, had the ideas pictured in the minds of its greatest dreamers progressed beyond the drawing board and taken form in stone, steel, and glass. What is wonderfully elegant and grand might easily have been ingloriously grandiose; what is blandly unremarkable, equally, might have become delightfully provocative or humanely inspiring. The ambitious schemes gathered here tell the story of a different skyline and a different sidewalk alike. Nearly 200 ambitious proposals spanning 200 years encompass bridges, skyscrapers, master plans, parks, transit schemes, amusements, airports, plans to fill in rivers and extend Manhattan, and much, much more. Included are alternate visions for such landmarks as Central Park, Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, MoMA, the U.N., Grand Central Station and the World Trade Centre site, among many others sites. Fact-filled and entertaining texts, as well as sketches, renderings, prints, and models drawn from archives all across the New York metropolitan region tell stories of a new New York, one that surely would have changed the way we inhabit and move through the city.

Apartments for the Affluent

Author : Andrew Alpern
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Companies
Page : 178 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 1976
Category : Apartment houses
ISBN : UOM:39015006754447

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Life at the Top

Author : Kirk Henckels,Anne Walker
Publisher : Vendome Press
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2017-10-31
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0865653402

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Life at the Top by Kirk Henckels,Anne Walker Pdf

What are New York City's best apartment buildings? Before 1900, it was the Dakota and the Osborne; soon after came McKim, Mead & White's 998 Fifth and the ultra-soigne 820 Fifth Avenue. The roaring twenties produced true luxury: 740 Park Avenue, the art deco-inspired River House, and Rosario Candela's extraordinary 778 and 720 Park Avenue. Today, the city's skyline sparkles with palatial new buildings, such as Robert A. M. Stern's 15 Central Park West, Richard Meier's glass-walled Perry Street towers, and 432 Park Avenue, New York's tallest residential building. Kirk Henckels and Anne Walker, real estate and architectural insiders, chronicle the fortunes and features of 15 outstanding apartment houses with a wealth of vintage and new photography and architectural plans, and show off select apartments as they look today, designed by top interior designers.