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NY Skyscrapers (Hardcover) (Dirk Stichweh)
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A vertical celebration of New York, this bookoffers magnificent views of the city's tallbuildings as well as city streets, lush parks,and opulent ****** gardens. This book takes a bird's-eye view of New York City--andthe results are nothing less than extraordinary. Managingto obtain access, often exclusive, to over 60 rooftopsthroughout Manhattan, Dirk Stichweh and Jörg Machirusphotographed the incredible views afforded them from theseheights. This book presents 200 full-color illustrations ofNew York City's vistas from the top in a vertically oversizedformat. From Wall Street to uptown, these photographscapture uniquly beautiful views: a biplane on the roof of 77Water Street; dawn over the Upper Bay of Governors Island;sunset reflected off the windows of the Freedom Tower; thetop of the Pershing Viaduct; cabs lined up like matchboxcars on Seventh Avenue; and the enormous billboards thatilluminate Times Square--all from an angle few ever see. Inaddition, significant buildings and landmarks are featuredin double-page spreads accompanied by short texts andcommentaries while an introductory essay gives an overviewof New York City architecture. Designed and written toappeal to anyone who is fascinated by the city, this beautifulbook captures New York from a perspective few will ever seein person.