The Works

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ISBN: 0143112708
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 228
Author: Kate Ascher
Publisher: Penguin Paperbacks

Download and read online The Works in PDF and EPUB A behind-the-scenes account of the interconnected technology, transportation, and utility systems supporting New York City pairs detailed graphic images with accessible explanations of behind-the-scenes mechanisms and processes for key structures and everyday arenas. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.


The Works

Filename: the-works.pdf
ISBN: 1594200718
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 228
Author: Kate Ascher
Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Download and read online The Works in PDF and EPUB A behind-the-scenes account of the interconnected technology, transportation, and utility systems supporting New York City pairs detailed graphic images with accessible explanations of behind-the-scenes mechanisms and processes for key structures and everyday arenas. 60,000 first printing.


The Heights

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ISBN: 1594203032
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 207
Author: Kate Ascher
Publisher: Penguin Press HC

Download and read online The Heights in PDF and EPUB A graphic tour through the inner workings of modern skyscrapers explains how they operate and how sophisticated networks of technologies and utilities are possible within their complex structures, providing coverage of such topics as anti-terrorism designs and the superior safety measures of Asian models.


City on a Grid

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ISBN: 9780306822858
Release Date: 2015-11-10
Number of pages: 336
Author: Gerard Koeppel
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online City on a Grid in PDF and EPUB Winner of the 2015 New York City Book Award The never-before-told story of the grid that ate Manhattan You either love it or hate it, but nothing says New York like the street grid of Manhattan. This is its story. Praise for City on a Grid "The best account to date of the process by which an odd amalgamation of democracy and capitalism got written into New York's physical DNA."--New York Times Book Review "Intriguing...breezy and highly readable."--Wall Street Journal "City on a Grid tells the too little-known tale of how and why Manhattan came to be the waffle-board city we know."--The New Yorker "[An] expert investigation into what made the city special."--Publishers Weekly "A fun, fascinating, and accessible read for those curious enough to delve into the origins of an amazing city."--New York Journal of Books "Koeppel is the very best sort of writer for this sort of history."--Roanoke Times


Invisible New York

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ISBN: 9780801859458
Release Date: 1998-11-05
Number of pages: 90
Author: Stanley Greenberg
Publisher: JHU Press

Download and read online Invisible New York in PDF and EPUB Reveals the hidden infrastructure of New York City demonstrating its technological evolution since the nineteenth century


Networks of New York

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ISBN: 9781612195438
Release Date: 2016-08-30
Number of pages: 112
Author: Ingrid Burrington
Publisher: Melville House

Download and read online Networks of New York in PDF and EPUB A guided tour of the physical Internet, as seen on, above, and below the city’s streets What does the Internet look like? It’s the single most essentail aspect of modern life, and yet, for many of us, the Internet looks like an open browser, or the black mirrors of our phones and computers. But in Networks of New York, Ingrid Burrington lifts our eyes from our screens to the streets, showing us that the Internet is everywhere around us, all the time—we just have to know where to look. Using New York as her point of reference and more than fifty color illustrations as her map, Burrington takes us on a tour of the urban network: She decodes spray-painted sidewalk markings, reveals the history behind cryptic manhole covers, shuffles us past subway cameras and giant carrier hotels, and peppers our journey with background stories about the NYPD's surveillance apparatus, twentieth-century telecommunication monopolies, high frequency trading on Wall Street, and the downtown building that houses the offices of both Google and the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force. From a rising star in the field of tech jounalism, Networks of New York is a smart, funny, and beautifully designed guide to the endlessly fascinating networks of urban Internet infrastructure. The Internet, Burrington shows us, is hiding in plain sight. From the Hardcover edition.


Atlas of Cities

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ISBN: 9780691157818
Release Date: 2014-08-24
Number of pages: 256
Author: Paul Knox
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Download and read online Atlas of Cities in PDF and EPUB Examines different cities from all over the world and looks at their physical, economic, social, and political structure, as well as their relationships to each other and where future urbanization might be headed.


The Nature of Urban Design

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ISBN: 9781610915168
Release Date: 2013-10-03
Number of pages: 264
Author: Alexandros Washburn
Publisher: Island Press

Download and read online The Nature of Urban Design in PDF and EPUB The best cities become an ingrained part of their residents' identities. Urban design is the key to this process, but all too often, citizens abandon it to professionals, unable to see a way to express what they love and value in their own neighborhoods. New in paperback, this visually rich book by Alexandros Washburn, former Chief Urban Designer of the New York Department of City Planning, redefines urban design. His book empowers urbanites and lays the foundations for a new approach to design that will help cities to prosper in an uncertain future. He asks his readers to consider how cities shape communities, for it is the strength of our communities, he argues, that will determine how we respond to crises like Hurricane Sandy, whose floodwaters he watched from his home in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Washburn draws heavily on his experience within the New York City planning system while highlighting forward-thinking developments in cities around the world. He grounds his book in the realities of political and financial challenges that hasten or hinder even the most beautiful designs. By discussing projects like the High Line and the Harlem Children's Zone as well as examples from Seoul to Singapore, he explores the nuances of the urban design process while emphasizing the importance of individuals with the drive to make a difference in their city. Throughout the book, Washburn shows how a well-designed city can be the most efficient, equitable, safe, and enriching place on earth. The Nature of Urban Design provides a framework for participating in the process of change and will inspire and inform anyone who cares about cities.


Underneath New York

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ISBN: 0823213129
Release Date: 1991-01
Number of pages: 211
Author: Harry Granick
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

Download and read online Underneath New York in PDF and EPUB Everyone wonders what goes on down a manhole. This book explores the mysteries beneath New York City's streets, telling the story of hidden pipes and cables and how they are kept in order. It might be called a Sidewalk Superintendent's Guide, but it is much more than that. It is a vivid account of a city in action. The author received the generous cooperation of the engineering personnel of the public utilities and the municipal departments of the city. The text is enhanced by numerous photographs, maps, and diagrams. Harry Granick's Underneath New York was the first book to describe the anatomy of a modern city.


Anatomy of a Song

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ISBN: 9780802189653
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Number of pages: 336
Author: Marc Myers
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

Download and read online Anatomy of a Song in PDF and EPUB Every great song has a fascinating backstory. In Anatomy of a Song, based on the ongoing Wall Street Journal column, writer and music historian Marc Myers brings to life five decades of music through oral histories of forty-five transformative songs woven from interviews with the artists who created them. Bringing readers inside the making of a hit, Anatomy of a Song includes the Isley Brothers' memorable song "Shout," Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love," Janis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz," and R.E.M's "Losing My Religion." After receiving his discharge from the army in 1968, John Fogerty does a handstand and reworks Beethoven's Fifth Symphony to come up with "Proud Mary." Joni Mitchell remembers living in a cave on Crete with the "mean old daddy" who inspired her 1971 hit "Carey." Elvis Costello talks about writing "(The Angels Wanna War My) Red Shoes" in ten minutes on the train to Liverpool. And Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Rod Stewart, the Clash, Jimmy Cliff, Roger Waters, Stevie Wonder, Keith Richards, Cyndi Lauper, and many other leading artists reveal the emotions, inspirations, and techniques behind their influential works. Anatomy of a Song is a love letter to the songs that have defined generations of listeners.


Urban Planning For Dummies

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ISBN: 9781118101674
Release Date: 2012-02-21
Number of pages: 384
Author: Jordan Yin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Urban Planning For Dummies in PDF and EPUB How to create the world's new urban future With the majority of the world's population shifting to urban centres, urban planning—the practice of land-use and transportation planning to help shape cities structurally, economically, and socially—has become an increasingly vital profession. In Urban Planning For Dummies, readers will get a practical overview of this fascinating field, including studying community demographics, determining the best uses for land, planning economic and transportation development, and implementing plans. Following an introductory course on urban planning, this book is key reading for any urban planning student or anyone involved in urban development. With new studies conclusively demonstrating the dramatic impact of urban design on public psychological and physical health, the impact of the urban planner on a community is immense. And with a wide range of positions for urban planners in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors—including law firms, utility companies, and real estate development firms—having a fundamental understanding of urban planning is key to anyone even considering entry into this field. This book provides a useful introduction and lays the groundwork for serious study. Helps readers understand the essentials of this complex profession Written by a certified practicing urban planner, with extensive practical and community-outreach experience For anyone interested in being in the vanguard of building, designing, and shaping tomorrow's sustainable city, Urban Planning For Dummies offers an informative, entirely accessible introduction on learning how.


The Art of City Making

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ISBN: 9781136554964
Release Date: 2012-05-16
Number of pages: 248
Author: Charles Landry
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online The Art of City Making in PDF and EPUB City-making is an art, not a formula. The skills required to re-enchant the city are far wider than the conventional ones like architecture, engineering and land-use planning. There is no simplistic, ten-point plan, but strong principles can help send good city-making on its way. The vision for 21st century cities must be to be the most imaginative cities for the world rather than in the world. This one change of word - from 'in' to 'for' - gives city-making an ethical foundation and value base. It helps cities become places of solidarity where the relations between the individual, the group, outsiders to the city and the planet are in better alignment. Following the widespread success of The Creative City, this new book, aided by international case studies, explains how to reassess urban potential so that cities can strengthen their identity and adapt to the changing global terms of trade and mass migration. It explores the deeper fault-lines, paradoxes and strategic dilemmas that make creating the 'good city' so difficult.


Underground

Filename: underground.pdf
ISBN: 0395340659
Release Date: 1983-03
Number of pages: 112
Author: David Macaulay
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Underground in PDF and EPUB Text and drawings describe the subways, sewers, building foundations, telephone and power systems, columns, cables, pipes, tunnels, and other underground elements of a large modern city.


New York Underground

Filename: new-york-underground.pdf
ISBN: 0415950139
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 251
Author: Julia Solis
Publisher: Psychology Press

Download and read online New York Underground in PDF and EPUB A lavishly illustrated historical odyssey through New York's remarkable underground systems celebrates the centennial of the New York subways as it examines fascinating facts, myths, and lore about this colorful underground world.


Infrastructure

Filename: infrastructure.pdf
ISBN: 0393349837
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 559
Author: Brian Hayes
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

Download and read online Infrastructure in PDF and EPUB “Original, highly readable. . . . An extraordinary book.” —Anne Eisenberg, Scientific American