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Titel: New York, 15 Walking Tours: An Architectural Guide to the Metropolis
Autor/en: Gerard R. Wolfe

ISBN: 0071411852
EAN: 9780071411851
Sprache: Englisch.
MCGRAW HILL BOOK CO

April 2003 - kartoniert - 476 Seiten

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The devastating events of 9/11 have brought a renewed interest in the rich architectural history of New York City. This highly acclaimed well-illustrated "carry-along" walking tour provides the updated information that tourists, students, architects, and historians need to fully appreciate the architectural aspects that have made NYC one of the most vital cities in the world.
This new third edition features:
* 15 walking tours of NYC's most important structures and neighborhoods
* Easy-to-use maps for each tour with major landmarks clearly indicated
* Nearly 300 vintage photos and engravings
* Interesting, little known historical "tidbits" and anecdotal stories on significant buildings
* Information on the latest landmark designations
* Revised maps and changes in transit information to reflect the effects of 9/11

Inhaltsverzeichnis

ForewordAcknowledgmentsChapter 1: Lower Broadway, Battery Park City, and the BatteryChapter 2: Manhattan's Financial DistrictChapter 3: City Hall, Old "Newspaper Row," Foley Square, and the "Five Points"Chapter 4: Greenwich VillageChapter 5: The Lafayette Historic Group and the East VillageChapter 6: The Lower East SideChapter 7: SoHo Cast-Iron DistrictChapter 8: Ladies' Mile, Fashion Row, and Union SquareChapter 9: Gramercy ParkChapter 10: Madison SquareChapter 11: Old ChelseaChapter 12: Forty-Second StreetChapter 13: East River Panaramas and Roosevelt IslandChapter 14: West of Central ParkChapter 15: Brooklyn Heights and the Fulton Ferry Historic DistrictRECOMMENDED READINGIndex

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In this carefully updated third edition -- the book has been in print since 1975 -- historian Gerard R. Wolfe gives itineraries for exploring Manhattan, Roosevelt Island and Brooklyn Heights, carefully noting the landmark status of structures en route. District Lines 20040425 New Books About Old New York In this carefully updated third edition -- the book has been in print since 1975 -- renowned historian Gerard R. Wolfe gives itineraries for exploring Manhattan, Roosevelt Island, and Brooklyn Heights, carefully noting the landmark status of structures en route. District Lines 20030701 Excerpts from: So Many Street Corners, So Many Stories By CHRIS HEDGES JUSTIN FERATE speaks of New York City with touching propriety. Give him a street and he begins to spin it out before your eyes, not only the architecture but also what we really want to know: the gossip, the stories, the lives of men and women who scandalized us or captured our imagination. ... Mr. Ferate, in a bow tie and light green houndstooth-check coat, is animated as he tells one of his favorites about the architect Stanford White. He begins by talking about the old Madison Square Garden, which White designed, and he quotes O. Henry as calling Madison Square "the flywheel of the universe." He continues by telling about Harry K. Thaw, who killed White on the roof of the old garden in a triangle that included the Gibson Girl Evelyn Nesbit. ... He landed in New York City 25 years ago. ...While wandering around Union Square one day, however, he walked into a bookstore and found New York: A Guide to the Metropolis," by Gerard Wolfe. Mr. Ferate said he devoured the book and called Mr. Wolfe to tell him how much he loved it. Mr. Wolfe invited him to come with him on a tour; Mr. Ferate never looked back. ... "The city is magical. It never runs out of stories." The New York Times 20030409
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