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The Resource A history of New York in 27 buildings : the 400-year untold story of an American metropolis, Sam Roberts ; contemporary photography by George Samoladas

A history of New York in 27 buildings : the 400-year untold story of an American metropolis, Sam Roberts ; contemporary photography by George Samoladas

Label
A history of New York in 27 buildings : the 400-year untold story of an American metropolis
Title
A history of New York in 27 buildings
Title remainder
the 400-year untold story of an American metropolis
Statement of responsibility
Sam Roberts ; contemporary photography by George Samoladas
Title variation
  • History of New York in twenty-seven buildings
  • 400-year untold story of an American metropolis
  • Four hundred-year untold story of an American metropolis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As New York is poised to celebrate its four hundredth anniversary, "New York Times" correspondent Sam Roberts tells the story of the city through bricks, glass, wood, and mortar, revealing why and how it evolved into the nation's biggest and most influential. From the seven hundred thousand or so buildings in New York, Roberts selects twenty-seven that, in the past four centuries, have been the most emblematic of the city's economic, social, and political evolution. He describes not only the buildings and how they came to be, but also their enduring impact on the city and its people and how the consequences of the construction often reverberated around the world. A few structures, such as the Empire State Building, are architectural icons, but Roberts goes beyond the familiar with intriguing stories of the personalities and exploits behind the unrivaled skyscraper's construction. Some stretch the definition of buildings, to include the city's oldest bridge and the landmark Coney Island Boardwalk. Others offer surprises: where the United Nations General Assembly first met; a hidden hub of global internet traffic; a nondescript factory that produced billions of dollars of currency in the poorest neighborhood in the country; and the buildings that triggered the Depression and launched the New Deal. With his deep knowledge of the city and penchant for fascinating facts, Roberts brings to light the brilliant architecture, remarkable history, and bright future of the greatest city in the world
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Sam
Dewey number
974.71
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F128.3
LC item number
.R63 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Architecture
  • Historic buildings
Label
A history of New York in 27 buildings : the 400-year untold story of an American metropolis, Sam Roberts ; contemporary photography by George Samoladas
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 21 Stuyvesant Street
  • The High Bridge
  • 123 Lexington Avenue
  • Pier A
  • The IRT Powerhouse
  • The Bossert Hotel
  • The Asch Building
  • The Flatiron Building
  • The Lyceum Theater
  • Sixty-Ninth Regiment Armory
  • (from table of contents)
  • The American Bank Note Plant
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • The Apollo
  • The Coney Island Boardwalk
  • Bank of United States
  • The Empire State Building
  • The Hunter College Gymnasium
  • First Houses
  • 134 East Sixtieth Street
  • 60 Hudson Street
  • The Bowne House
  • Epilogue
  • St. Paul's Chapel
  • Federal Hall
  • City Hall
  • Domino Sugar Refinery
  • Tweed Courthouse
  • The Marble Palace
Control code
on1076510653
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 285 pages
Isbn
9781620409800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1076510653
Label
A history of New York in 27 buildings : the 400-year untold story of an American metropolis, Sam Roberts ; contemporary photography by George Samoladas
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 21 Stuyvesant Street
  • The High Bridge
  • 123 Lexington Avenue
  • Pier A
  • The IRT Powerhouse
  • The Bossert Hotel
  • The Asch Building
  • The Flatiron Building
  • The Lyceum Theater
  • Sixty-Ninth Regiment Armory
  • (from table of contents)
  • The American Bank Note Plant
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • The Apollo
  • The Coney Island Boardwalk
  • Bank of United States
  • The Empire State Building
  • The Hunter College Gymnasium
  • First Houses
  • 134 East Sixtieth Street
  • 60 Hudson Street
  • The Bowne House
  • Epilogue
  • St. Paul's Chapel
  • Federal Hall
  • City Hall
  • Domino Sugar Refinery
  • Tweed Courthouse
  • The Marble Palace
Control code
on1076510653
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 285 pages
Isbn
9781620409800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1076510653

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