Bridges of New York City (Portraits of America)

By: Sutherland, Cara A.

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First edition. Faint sticker adhesive to rear wrapper, pages faintly toned. 2003 Soft Cover. 128 pp. Opening a fascinating window on a country's bygone days,Portraits of Americacelebrates the personalities and the politics, the lofty principles and back-room deals that lie behind some of our nation's best loved landmarks. The first six titles in this brand-new series celebrate the enduring magic and architectural majesty of New York City. Featuring more than 100 vintage black-and-white photographs, this meticulously researched collection created by the Museum of the City of New York details the conception, creation and powerful social impact of New York's great icons. From the bridges to the parks, the skyscrapers to the statues, they all helped transform the Big Apple into the undisputed Capital of the World. It's sometimes easy to forget that Manhattan is, after all, an island, and that water is as much a part of New York as concrete and steel. What links Manhattan with Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island and New Jersey are hundreds of bridges; some of stone, some iron or gleaming steel, and all vital for tying together the people and places of the city. Through words and pictures, the histories of New York's bridges are traced from early pedestrian and wagon crossings to such engineering marvels as the Brooklyn and George Washington Bridges, along with profiles of the bridge builders, including the famous Roebling family and the prolific O.H. Ammann, designer of the George Washington, Verrazano Narrows, and other major New York bridges.

Title: Bridges of New York City (Portraits of America)

Author: Sutherland, Cara A.

Categories: Architecture, American, Modern First Editions, New York,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble Books: 2003

ISBN Number: 0760738858

ISBN Number 13: 9780760738856

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2202534

Keywords: BRIDGES NEW YORK CITY LOCAL REGIONAL AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM OF CITY OF NEW YORK PORTRAITS OF AMERICA ARCHITECTURE,