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The greatest grid : the master plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011 / edited by Hilary Ballon.

Other Title:
Master plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011
Publication:
New York : Columbia University Press, c2012.
Format/Description:
Book
226 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 x 31 cm.
Subjects:
City planning -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
City blocks -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Streets -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
New York (N.Y.) -- History.
Museum of the City of New York -- Catalogs.
City planning -- Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
City blocks -- Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
Streets -- Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
Exhibitions -- New York (State) -- New York.
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
Summary:
"Published to coincide with an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York celebrating the bicentennial of the 1811 Commissioners' Plan of Manhattan, this volume does more than memorialize such a visionary effort, it serves as an enduring reference full of rare images and information."--P. [4] of cover.
Contents:
Before the Grid
Reflection: Michael R. Bloomberg
The Commissioners' Plan of 1811
Surveying the City
Opening Streets
Reflection: James Traub
Selling Lots : From Land to Real Estate
Reflection: Rafael Vinoly
The Public Realm : Squares, Parks and Avenues
The Development of the East Side
Reflection: Alexander Garvin
Improving the West Side
Counterpoint : Broadway
Rethinking the Grid Above 155th Street
Reflection: Wendy Evans Joseph
Modern Reforms
Reflection: Amanda Burden
Moving on the Grid
Reflection: Edward Glaeser
Urban Paradigm : The Grid in Contemporary Thought
About the Museum of the City of New York.
Before the Grid
Reflection: Michael R. Bloomberg
The Commissioners' Plan of 1811
Surveying the City
Opening Streets
Reflection: James Traub
Selling Lots : From Land to Real Estate
Reflection: Rafael Viñoly
The Public Realm : Squares, Parks and Avenues
The Development of the East Side
Reflection: Alexander Garvin
Improving the West Side
Counterpoint : Broadway
Rethinking the Grid Above 155th Street
Reflection: Wendy Evans Joseph
Modern Reforms
Reflection: Amanda M. Burden
Moving on the Grid
Reflection: Edward Glaeser
Urban Paradigm : The Grid in Contemporary Thought
About the Museum of the City of New York.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Includes reproduction of material from the collection of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia (p. 49).
Athenaeum copy: Albert M. Greenfield Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
Ballon, Hilary.
Museum of the City of New York.
ISBN:
9780231159906 (cloth : acid-free paper) :
0231159900 (cloth : acid-free paper)
OCLC:
730413676
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