Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2011 - Architecture - 304 pages
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The first decade of the 21st century has been a time of lively architectural production in New York City. A veritable building boom gripped the city, giving rise to a host of new—and architecturally cutting-edge—residential, corporate, institutional, academic, and commercial structures. With the boom now waning, this guidebook is perfectly timed to take stock of the city's new skyline and map them all out, literally.

This essential walking companion and guide features 200 of the most notable buildings and spaces constructed in New York's five boroughs since the new millennium—The High Line, by James Corner Field Operations/Diller Scofidio + Renfro; 100 Eleventh Avenue, by Ateliers Jean Nouvel; Brooklyn Children's Museum, by Rafael Vinoly Architects; 41 Cooper Square, by Morphosis; Poe Park Visitors Center, by Toshiko Mori Architect; and One Bryant Park, by Cook + Fox, to name just a few. Projects are grouped by neighborhood, allowing for easy, self-guided tours, with photos, maps, directions, and descriptions that highlight the most important aspects of each entry.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
8
manhattan
16
4
22
Downtown Brooklyn Brooklyn Heights Carroll Gardens
165
Prospect Heights Crown Heights BedfordStuyvesant
177
GreenpointWilliamsburg Brownsville East NewYork
191
Flatbush Homecrest Coney Island Borough Park
203
Mott Haven Highbridge Hunts Point
209
Long Island City Astoria
235
Staten iSLand
256
new york City 2020
263
Notes
290
Credits
297
Index by Building Type
304
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

John Hill, a registered architect, operates a weekly Web page and blog, archidose.org, devoted to contemporary architecture; he also documents his passion for “archi-tourism” at architourist.pbworks.com. The U.S. representative and editor for World-Architects.com, he has published articles in Architect Magazine, The Architect’s Newspaper, and eVolo, and was a contributing editor to the Chicago-based art/architecture magazine TENbyTEN.

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