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The Creative Destruction of Manhattan, 1900-1940

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Winner of the 2001 Spiro Kostof Book Award from the Society of Architectural Historians.

"It'll be a great place if they ever finish it," O. Henry wrote about New York City. This laconic remark captures the relentlessly transitory character of New York, and it points toward Max Page's synthetic perspective. Against the prevailing motif of a naturally expanding metropolis, P
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Hardcover, 317 pages
Published February 15th 2000 by University Of Chicago Press
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Ólafur Þórðarson
I loved this book, so full of information and interesting references to the past that explain NYC in a distant, sensible light. I did feel that a few portions of the writing needed editing. I'll rate it 5 stars reflecting how much I got out of reading it and in a certain way it is just marvellous and right up my alley.
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