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New York Landmarks: A Collection of Architectural and Historical Details

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A timeless and perennially best-selling illustrated tour of the most famous landmarks in New York City. Including such iconic sites as the Statue of Liberty, the Flatiron Building, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, and Radio City Music Hall, among others, New York Landmarks highlights the architectural and historical ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published April 19th 2011 by Universe
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Dec 26, 2013 Jana rated it really liked it
Some fascinating highlights:

• Brooklyn bridge: The world's first steel-wire suspension bridge. One week after opening 12 pedestrians were trampled to death when the crowd panicked thinking the bridge was collapsing.

• Ellis island: Only 2% of the immigrants were sent back (usually for tuberculosis or other health reasons).

• The Flatiron Building: Built in 1902 it marked the beginning of the skyscraper era in NYC. Last year we came up from a subway station and wondered why everyone was taking pi
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