New York Skyscrapers Dirk Stichweh

ISBN: 9783791340548

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191 pages


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New York Skyscrapers  by  Dirk Stichweh

New York Skyscrapers by Dirk Stichweh
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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 citys commercial and architectural history. The buildings pictured here stretch from the sidewalks to the sky, from the EastMoreNew York City is home to more skyscrapers than any other city in the world. Iconic in stature, they tell the story of the citys 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.

Along with structures that are familiar to readers such as the Empire State Building, the Chrysler and Woolworth buildings, there are other less recognizable but nonetheless important structures that have become a part of New Yorkersdaily lives. Each chapter focuses on an area of Manhattan, and opens with numbered maps showing the exact locations of the featured buildings.

In a series of two to four page spreads, fullpage photographs of the skyscrapers are accompanied by additional illustrations, historical insights, architectural details, and interesting facts about their construction and evolution. An essay on the collective history of the citys skyscrapers rounds out this compilation of nearly 85 examples of New York Citys most magnificent feature-its far-reaching, ever changing skyline.



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