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The greatest grid : the master plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011 / edited by Hilary Ballon.

Other author/creatorBallon, Hilary.
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoNew York : Columbia University Press, ©2012.
Description226 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 x 31 cm
Contents Before the grid -- Reflection / Michael R. Bloomberg -- The commissioners' plan of 1811 -- Surveying the city -- Opening streets -- Reflection / James Traub -- Selling lots : from land to real estate -- Reflection / Rafael Vinoly -- The public realm : squares, parks and avenues -- The development of the East Side -- Reflection / Alexander Garvin -- Improving the West Side -- Counterpoint : Broadway -- Rethinking the grid above 155th Street -- Reflection / Wendy Evans Joseph -- Modern reforms -- Reflection / Amanda Burden -- Moving on the grid -- Reflection / Edward Glaeser -- Urban paradigm : the grid in contemporary thought -- About the Museum of the City of New York.
Abstract "Published to coincide with an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York celebrating the bicentennial of the 1811 Commissioners' Plan of Manhattan, this volume does more than memorialize such a visionary effort, it serves as an enduring reference full of rare images and information."--P. [4] of cover.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 220-222) and index.
LCCN 2011037599
ISBN9780231159906 (cloth : acid-free paper) :
ISBN0231159900 (cloth : acid-free paper)

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