New York: 15 Walking Tours: An Architectural Guide to the Metropolis

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McGraw-Hill Education, Mar 25, 2003 - Architecture - 476 pages
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The devastating events of 9/11 have brought a renewed interest in the rich architectural history of New York City. This highly acclaimed well-illustrated "carry-along" walking tour provides the updated information that tourists, students, architects, and historians need to fully appreciate the architectural aspects that have made NYC one of the most vital cities in the world.

This new third edition features:
* 15 walking tours of NYC's most important structures and neighborhoods
* Easy-to-use maps for each tour with major landmarks clearly indicated
* Nearly 300 vintage photos and engravings
* Interesting, little known historical "tidbits" and anecdotal stories on significant buildings
* Information on the latest landmark designations
* Revised maps and changes in transit information to reflect the effects of 9/11

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Gerard R. Wolfe is widely regarded as a leading authority on New York's history and architecture. The author of books, articles, and book reviews on his native city, he has also lectured widely and conducted tours,not only in New York City environs, but also in the Midwest and the Southwest. Among his publications are The Synagogues of New York's Lower East Side, The House of Appleton: The History of a Publisher, Forty-Second Street: River to River Guide, and the prize-winning Chicago: In and Around the Loop, as well as a series of essays for The Encyclopedia of New York City. He is a graduate of City University of New York, with a master's degree from New York University and a doctorate in American Studies from Union Institute in Cincinnati. He served for many years as a senior administrator at New York University's School of Continuing Education and, most recently, as Director of Arts & Liberal Studies at the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee.

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