Erik Nash
Princeton Architectural Press |2005 | PDF | 216 pages | 51 Mb

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Whether or not New York City, in all its teeming chaos, strikes readers as exciting or abominating, its superb urban architecture is undeniable. Life in the Big Apple is so fast-paced that most of the time the buildings that fill the island go unnoticed. Manhattan Skyscrapers offers the chance to leisurely peruse the stunning skyline, one building at a time, by compiling 75 of the most noteworthy towers in Manhattan (and one in Brooklyn).

Spanning about a 100-year history and organized in chronological order, the book treats each skyscraper to its own section replete with photographs, commentary, and history. And the shifting architectural styles are fascinating to see in one volume. These tall buildings can appear intimidating, dwarfing the people who live in their midst, but this book offers readers an intimacy with these immense structures. There are details here that readers could easily miss in person; for instance, built into the lobby of the gothic-style Woolworth Building of 1913 are gargoyles depicting F.W. Woolworth counting his fortune and the builder in a monk's hood. The photographs are beautiful, with clear perspectives that seem almost impossible to get on the crowded streets of New York. --J.P. Cohen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


American Tract Society Building
Bayard-Condict Building
Park Row Building
Flatiron Building
West Street Building (now 90 West Street)
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower
Bankers Trust Company Building (originally 14 Wall Street)
Woolworth Building
Municipal Building
Candler Building
Equitable Building
Bush Tower
Shelton Towers Hotel (now Marriott East Side Hotel)
American Radiator Building
Ritz Tower
Paramount Building
Barclay-Vesey Building
Fred F. French Building
Beekman Tower (originally Panhellenic Tower)
Tudor City
Hearst Magazine Building (originally International Magazine Building)
Chanin Building
One Fifth Avenue
Helmsley Building (originally New York Central Building)
Fuller Building
Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower (now Republic National Bank)
Downtown Athletic Club
Daily News Building
40 Wall Street (originally the Bank of Manhattan Company Building)
Chrysler Building
San Remo Apartments (originally San Remo Hotel)
Riverside Church
120 Wall Street
500 Fifth Avenue
Empire State Building
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
McGraw-Hill Building
General Electric Building (originally RCA Victor Building)
City Bank Farmers Trust Company Building
Cities Service Building (now 70 Pine Street
One Wall Street (originally Irving Trust Company Building)
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, North Building
Rockefeller Center
100 Park Avenue
United Nations Secretariat
Lever House
Seagram Building
Time & Life Building
Union Carbide Building (now Chase Manhattan Bank)
Chase Manhattan Plaza
Pan Am Building (now Met Life Building)
CBS Building
Silver Towers (originally University Plaza)
Marine Midland Bank Building (now 140 Broadway)
General Motors Building
One Astor Plaza
XYZ Buildings: Exxon, McGraw-Hill, and Celanese Buildings
W. R. Grace Building
1 and 2 World Trade Center
One Liberty Plaza (originally U.S. Steel Building)
1 and 2 UN Plaza
Citicorp Center
Trump Tower
IBM Building
AT&T Building (now Sony Building)
Marriott Marquis Hotel
Lipstick Building
425 Lexington Avenue
Worldwide Plaza
1585 Broadway (originally Solomon Equities Building)
Bertelsmann Building (originally 1540 Broadway)
712 Fifth Avenue
World Financial Center
Four Seasons Hotel
LVMH Building
Times Square Buildings
Trump World Tower
Austrian Cultural Forum
Westin New York at Times Square
Time Warner Building
Bloomberg Tower
Freedom Tower


From The Washington Post
"Quite wonderful depictions of the ever-changing cityscape of New York. Norman McGrath's color photos...are first-rate." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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