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The greatest grid : the master plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011

Author: Hilary Ballon
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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."--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: Atlases
Maps
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Ballon
ISBN: 9780231159906 0231159900
OCLC Number: 730413676
Description: 226 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 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 Viñoly --
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 M. Burden --
Moving on the Grid --
Reflection: Edward Glaeser --
Urban Paradigm : The Grid in Contemporary Thought --
About the Museum of the City of New York.
Other Titles: Master plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011
Responsibility: edited by Hilary Ballon.

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"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."--Page 4 of cover.

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You don't have to be a geometry major to love The Greatest Grid... -- Sam Roberts New York Times 12/30/2011

 
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