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Twenty minutes in Manhattan

Author: Michael Sorkin
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over the course of more than fifteen years, architect and critic Michael Sorkin has taken an almost daily walk from his apartment near Washington Square in New York's Greenwich Village to his architectural studio further downtown in Tribeca.
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Named Person: Michael Sorkin; Michael Sorkin; Michael Sorkin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Sorkin
ISBN: 9781861894281 1861894287
OCLC Number: 262883609
Description: 215 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The stairs --
The stoop --
The block --
Washington Square --
LaGuardia Place --
Soho --
Canal Street --
Tribeca --
145 Hudson Street --
Alternative routes --
Esprit d'Escalier.
Responsibility: Michael Sorkin.

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