The first-ever walking tour guide of New York City's stunning contemporary architecture showcases the most intriguing new buildings in the city. New York City's surge of cutting-edge architecture since the turn of the millennium can be hard to keep up with. This portable, easy-to-use guide directs readers to the city's newest architectural gems, all completed in the 21st century with some still under construction. Divided into ten 1- to 3-mile walks that extend from Columbia University through lower Manhattan and across to Brooklyn and Queens--this guidebook highlights over 150 buildings, popular destinations like the High Line and Lincoln Center, and trendy locations such as Boerum Hill and the Bowery. Led by architect John Hill, these tours are highly informative, engaging, and filled with fascinating insights and details. Maps, informative sidebars, and numerous photographs make this guide the perfect companion for anyone visiting New York City, architecture buffs, and those wishing to better know the city they call home.
A Library Journal Starred Review
"In his account of each walk and structure, Hill writes not only of the architectural and construction detail of each building but also blends the history of the sites and the city with fascinating tidbits on the machinations of government and the planning process. The book is beautifully illustrated with photographs of many of the structures by Bendov." -Library Journal
About the Author
JOHN HILL is Editor-in-Chief of international e-magazine World-Architects.com and founder of the blog "A Daily Dose of Architecture." He is the author of 100 Years, 100 Buildings and 100 Years, 100 Landscape Designs (both by Prestel). He lives in New York City.