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MANHATTAN SKYSCRAPERS: Third Edition
(Yale University Press 2010)
First published in 1999, the revised third edition of Manhattan Skyscrapers presents more than a century's worth of New York's most fascinating skyscrapers, each presented with informative and entertaining texts by New York Times contributor Eric Nash, and accompanied by striking full-page photographs by renowned architectural photographer Norman McGrath, alongside archival images, interior views, and architectural drawings.
In addition to the eighty-five buildings documented in previous versions of the book, Manhattan Skyscrapers showcases eight of the most exciting new skyscrapers built in the past few years. These wonderfully diverse additions to the city — the New York Times Building by Renzo Piano, the Standard Hotel by Polshek Partnership Architects, 7 World Trade Center by SOM, the Blue Tower by Bernard Tschumi, Bank of America Tower by Cook + Fox, 11 Times Square by FXFOWLE, 200 West Street by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, and 425 Fifth Avenue by Michael Graves — give an indication of how the city continues to evolve in the twenty-first century. Manhattan Skyscrapers is an indispensable book for both the serious student of architecture and the casual collector of all things New York.
Eric P. Nash has been a researcher and writer for the New York Times since 1986. He is the author of several books about architecture and design.
Norman McGrath's long career includes a wide variety of work for many well-known architects and designers. Every major architectural publication has featured his images.
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