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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 sc ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published October 11th 2005 by Universe
(first published September 1st 2005)
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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".