A Spectacular Blend of Photographs, Facts, Anecdotes, and Personal Stories that Tell How the World's Greatest City Was Built!
Without its vast infrastructure, New York would not have been able to forge five boroughs into one city, welcome millions of newcomers, and become the financial and cultural capital of the world.
Covering the period from 1909-2009, To Build New York is an informative, engaging account of the who, what, when, where, how, and why of New York's infrastructure--together with stories of the people who did all the work.
This superb urban chronicle offers readers a revealing inside look at the building of New York's roads and highways, bridges and tunnels, the subway system and rail lines, airports and aqueducts, skyscrapers, electric power grid, sewage treatment plants, and other facilities.
Written in a vivid and highly entertaining style, To Build New York features:
Panoramic in scope yet filled with hundreds of amazing particulars, To Build New York is the story of the creation of the world's greatest city--told from the point of view of the inventive, hardworking people who built it.
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The General Contractors Association of New York, established in 1909, provides comprehensive answers and definitive solutions to the questions and concerns of New York City's heavy construction contractors and engineers.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Foreword Introduction Bridges Water & Sewers Mass Transit RoadsTIMELINE: 1909-1929 1909-1929: BUILDING A GREATER NEW YORK Digging: Going Down Tunneling: Going Sideways TIMELINE: 1930-1945 1930-1945: IN DIFFICULT TIMES, BUILDING THE FOUNDATION FOR THE MODERN METROPOLIS Foundations: Pushing Up "Dewatering" in an Island City TIMELINE: 1946-1962 1946-1962: CAPITAL OF THE WORLD Underpinning TIMELINE: 1963-1979 1963-1979: URBAN CRISIS Concrete TIMELINE: 1980-2009 1980-2009: REVIVAL Asphalt PavingGCA Members GCA Presidents Photo Credits Notes GCA Memorabilia Index. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0071608621
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