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Anderson - Anderson Main Library 307.1 Koeppel Gerard (Text) 22960001113488 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 0306822849
  • ISBN: 9780306822841
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustratons ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-275) and index.
Summary, etc.: Turning the swamps and hills of Manhattan into the city we know today was a project on the scale of building the Erie or Panama Canals or the Transcontinental Railway. Like those epics, it is a story filled with larger-than-life characters. And the hundreds of rectangular lots and buildings the grid inevitably produced gave a sense of stability and rational purpose for a young city evolving into greatness. Now, then, is the time to tell the grid's story: the events that led to it, how the commissioners and their surveyor came up with their plan, and how the lengthening life of the city has been utterly shaped by it. Whether one loves or hates New York's grid, little has been written to explain how it came to be, who did it and why, and what it has meant for New York and the cities and nation that have looked to New York as the model for American urban life.--
Subject: City planning -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
Streets -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
Grids (Crisscross patterns) -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
City and town life -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
Social change -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- History
New York (N.Y.) -- History
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
City and town life
City planning
Grids (Crisscross patterns)
Social change
New York (State) -- New York
New York (State) -- New York -- Manhattan
Genre: History.

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