New York City is the world’s undisputed capital of the skyscraper and is synonymous with this archetypal American form of architecture. Yet New York’s exceptional standing is not only due to the sheer number of skyscrapers; it is also the juxtaposition of so many high-rise buildings from different stylistic periods that gives the New York skyline its particular dynamism. This stunning and definitive guide presents the most prominent and significant skyscrapers in the world’s most vertical city. Managing to obtain access, often exclusive, to over 60 rooftops and viewpoints throughout Manhattan, Dirk Stichweh and Jörg Machirus photographed the incredible views afforded them from these heights, from Wall Street to uptown. Featuring over 80 high-rises from the Empire State Building to the recently erected One World Trade Center, this volume shares the stories behind their construction and discusses their influence on New York’s cityscape and international architectural history. Designed and written to appeal to anyone who is fascinated by the city, this beautiful book captures New York from a perspective few will ever see in person.
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 3791382268
New York City Brick by Brick: The Art of LEGO Construction
New York City Brick by Brick: The Art
New York City Brick by Brick is the ultimate exploration of the architecture and history of New York City through the creative medium of LEGO. Expert builder Jonathan Lopes presents iconic structures of his own design, including the Flatiron Building, the Woolworth Building, the Manhattan Bridge, Grand Central Terminal, Junior’s Diner, brownstones, fire houses, and much more! Each model has been beautifully photographed with full-scale views and close-up details, as well as brief instructional breakouts. Lopes’s masterful constructions will inspire builders of all ages.
- ASIN: 1419734687
New York Skyscrapers
New York City is home to more skyscrapers than any other city in the world. Iconic in stature, they tell the story of the city's commercial and architectural history. The buildings pictured here stretch from the sidewalks to the sky, from the East River to the Hudson, from Battery Park to the far reaches of Central Park. Along with structures that are familiar to readers such as the Empire State Building, the Chrysler and Woolworth buildings, there are other less recognizable but nonetheless important structures that have become a part of New Yorkers'daily lives. Each chapter focuses on an area of Manhattan, and opens with numbered maps showing the exact locations of the featured buildings. In a series of two to four page spreads, fullpage photographs of the skyscrapers are accompanied by additional illustrations, historical insights, architectural details, and interesting facts about their construction and evolution. An essay on the collective history of the city's skyscrapers rounds out this compilation of nearly 85 examples of New York City's most magnificent feature-its far-reaching, ever changing skyline.
- Brand: Prestel Publishing
- ASIN: 3791340549
Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles
Broadway: A History of New York City in
“Part lively social history, part architectural survey, here is the story of Broadway―from 17th- century cow path to Great White Way.”―Geoff Wisner, Wall Street JournalToday, Broadway almost feels inevitable, but over the past four hundred years there have been thousands who have tried to draw and erase its path. From Bowling Green all the way to Marble Hill, Fran Leadon takes us on a mile-by-mile journey up America’s most vibrant and complex thoroughfare, through the history at the heart of Manhattan. Broadway traces the physical and social transformation of an avenue that has been both the “Path of Progress” and a “street of broken dreams,” home to both parades and riots, startling wealth and appalling destitution. Glamorous, complex, and sometimes troubling, the evolution of an oft- flooded dead end to a canyon of steel and glass is the story of American progress.
- ASIN: 0393357929
New York from Above
New York from
New York from Above is a collection of spectacular photographs taken by Evan Joseph of New York City’s most iconic landmarks and skyscrapers.Commissioned by One World Trade Center for the opening of the iconic One World Observatory in May 2015 and only available at One World Observatory, this is the first time the book has been made available to the public. Evan Joseph, widely regarded as New York’s top real estate photographer, has spent nearly three decades shooting the city’s greatest tourist destinations and most coveted real estate, including the penthouses and homes of Sting and Trudie Styler, Rupert Murdoch, Jon Bon Jovi, Alex Rodriguez, Sean P. Diddy Combs, and many others. The book includes brief descriptions by Joseph about his process for getting the perfect shot, including death-defying shots from the exterior of a helicopter.
- ASIN: 1644420074
NYC Walks: Guide to New Architecture
NYC Walks: Guide to New
The first-ever walking tour guide of New York City's stunning contemporary architecture showcases the most intriguing new buildings in the city.It can be hard to keep up with New York City's surge of cutting-edge architecture since the turn of the millennium. This portable, easy-to-use guide directs readers to the city's newest architectural gems, all completed in the 21st century with some still under construction. Divided into ten 1- to 3-mile walks that extend from Columbia University through lower Manhattan and across to Brooklyn and Queens, this guidebook highlights over 150 buildings, popular destinations like the High Line and Lincoln Center, and trendy locations such as Williamsburg and the Bowery. Led by author John Hill, these tours are highly informative, engaging, and filled with fascinating insights and details. Maps and numerous photographs make this guide the perfect companion for anyone visiting New York City, architecture buffs, and those wishing to better know the city they call home.
- ASIN: 3791384902
Pop-up New York
Start spreading the news! A 3D journey explores the Big Apple’s most exciting sites in this inviting novelty book.Welcome to New York City! Open this engrossing, large-format book and set off on a tour that wends its way from the Statue of Liberty to Yankee Stadium, with many must-see stops along the way. Visit the new World Trade Center and the Empire State Building, feel the urban bustle of Times Square and Grand Central Station, and check out the greenery of the High Line and the Botanical Garden. Filled with fun facts, flaps, and amazing pop-ups, this interactive tour offers plenty of reasons to love New York.
- Brand: Candlewick Press MA
- ASIN: 0763671622
Skyscraper Dreams: The Great Real Estate Dynasties of New York
The Happy Hollisters and the Mystery in Skyscraper City (Volume 17)
The Happy Hollisters and the Mystery in Skyscraper
The Happy Hollisters and the Mystery in Skyscraper City (#17 in the Happy Hollisters series)At a school-benefit sale, Pete Hollister buys an old book about early New York tunnels. Tucked in the pages is a message written in Chinese. The only English word in it is “Help!” The Hollisters take the mysterious note to a Chinese friend for translation and learn that the letter was written many years earlier in China by a Yuen Foo to his son in New York, but was never mailed.Pete, who has been trying out a new detective kit, tests the letter for possible invisible ink, and is rewarded when concealed Chinese writing shows up. It says Yuen Foo was being threatened because of the “treasure.”Mr. Hollister has been invited to New York as consultant to a toy manufacturer who is trying to perfect a toy called the “Soaring Satellite.” Mr. Hollister decides to take the family with him for a vacation. The children are pleased not only because of the things to see in New York, but because the clues point to New York’s Chinatown as the location of and answer to the mystery surrounding the letter.This book is a tour of one of the most famous cities in the world as well as an introduction to a little piece of China and the Chinese way of life at the tip of Manhattan.First published in 1...
- ASIN: 1543238513
Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers
Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of
The Manhattan skyline is one of the great wonders of the modern world. In Building the Skyline, Jason Barr chronicles the history of the Manhattan skyscrapers and provides insights into the economic forces that have created its distinctive and iconic panorama. Bedrock is Manhattan's natural and geological history, which influenced early land use and the development of neighborhoods, including the dense tenement neighborhoods of Five Points and the Lower East Side. Barr sheds light on why skyscrapers emerged downtown and why they appeared three miles to the north in midtown--but not in between the two areas-and debunks myths that geology was the cause. Rather, the patterns of skyscraper construction reflected economic and demographic forces at the time, which in turn influenced subsequent developments. As the first rigorous investigation of innovative ways to accommodate as many people as possible on the same location, Building the Skyline is an important contribution to understanding the growth and life of cities.
- ASIN: 0199344361