Underneath New York (Google eBook)

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Fordham Univ Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Architecture - 211 pages
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Everyone wonders what goes on down a manhole. This book explores the mysteries beneath New York City's streets, telling the story of hidden pipes and cables and how they are kept in order. It might be called a Sidewalk Superintendent's Guide, but it is much more than that. It is a vivid account of a city in action. The author received the generous cooperation of the engineering personnel of the public utilities and the municipal departments of the city. The text is enhanced by numerous photographs, maps, and diagrams. Harry Granick's Underneath New York was the first book to describe the anatomy of a modern city.
  

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User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

This book is a lot of fun if you're into the "what makes it work?" kind of thing. The author rambles a bit, but it was definitely an interesting perspective on the innards of a city. The book was ... Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
xi
What Is It All About?
3
Not So Long Ago
8
Science And Invention To The Rescue
14
Through The Faucet
23
And Down The Drain
40
City Without Chimneys
53
Chaos Into Gas
61
Chute The Mail
95
Dont Write Telegraph
100
Hello The Telephone
119
Help Fire
151
Help Police
164
Stop On RedGo On Green
171
Under Earth And Water
174
City Of The Future
203

City Of Wonderful Light
75

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About the author (1991)

Harry Granick conceived this book while working for the WPA. Robert E. Sullivan, Jr. is a well-known writer on New York City topics.

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