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Building New York: The Rise and Rise of the Greatest City on Earth
The evolution of New York's built environment is chronicled in this breathtaking history organized chronologically by site-from architectural masterpieces to engineering marvels. Witness New York as it was being built in the years following the Civil War. It was during this era when the city spread uptown, landscaped Central Park, engineered the bridges and subways, and ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published October 11th 2005 by Universe
(first published September 1st 2005)
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New York City - The Built Environment (nonfiction)
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Wonderful companion to peruse either before or after a visit to New York City. It brings the landmarks in up close and personal connection to the places you visit. As a real estate agent, I was interested in the real estate deal by Peter Minuit for the island Manna-Hattan. East River, Grand central Statio, Central Park, Elle Island, all of theses landmarks became more real to me. The photographs and text were enlightening and intriguing. A must read for visitors to the "greatest city on Earth".
Lieutenant-Colonel Claude Cunningham Bruce Marshall, known as Bruce Marshall was a prolific Scottish writer who wrote fiction and non-fiction books on a wide range of topics and genres. His first book, A Thief in the Night came out in 1918, possibly self-published. His last, An Account of Capers was published posthumously in 1988, a span of 70 years.