Item #E27243 The Skyscraper and The City: The Woolworth Building and the Making of Modern New York. Gail Fenske.

The Skyscraper and The City: The Woolworth Building and the Making of Modern New York

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. First edition. Hardcover. (PLEAE NOTE: DUE TO SIZE AND WEIGHT, THIS ITEM WILL REQUIRE SIGNIFICANT ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST ON ANY INTERNATIONAL ORDERS) First printing. A fine, fresh copy in equally fine dust jacket. Oversized hardcover, xii+ 400 pp. with bibliography, index. Profusely illustrated with reproductions and photographs. Lavish, monumental work that tells the story of New York City's first (and until 1931 at least, most famous) skyscraper, the Woolworth Building. Located on Broadway in lower Manhattan, it was commissioned by Frank (F.W. ) Woolworth, founder of the famous five-and-dime store chain for which it served as a towering landmark, it features striking but incongruous Beaux-Arts as well as Gothic design features and for the time audacious steel-framed engineering. When it was constructed it represented the boldest of experiments in vertical engineering; it was immediately a tourist destination. / fine. Item #E27243
ISBN: 9780226241418

Price: $125.00

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