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Though always iconic, New York City s famous skyline has changed dramatically over the years. Once no taller than downtown s Trinity Church, it became a mountain range of magnificent skyscrapers by the first half of the twentieth century. In 2001, the tragic fall of the Twin Towers left a void in the city s skyline. Today, the majestic Flatiron, Chrysler, and Empire State Buildings still make New York one of the most recognizable and exciting metropolises in the world. From the Statue of Liberty to Central Park, from Rockefeller Center to the South Street Seaport, the past and present photos in this compact edition of "New York Then and Now" offer a geographic and historic tour of the city s most spectacular sights. Covering Wall Street, Greenwich Village, Times Square, and neighborhoods throughout Manhattan, this completely revised and updated, compact edition offers fascinating stories about the buildings that have come and gone, and sites that have been remarkably transformed or thankfully preserved."
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Marcia Reiss is the author of seven books about New York history and architecture. Her most recent works include "New York City at Night," "Lost New York" and "Central Park Then and Now," as well as a series of guides to historic Brooklyn neighborhoods. She was Policy Director of the Parks Council, now New Yorkers for Parks, and previously Public Affairs Director for New York City Department of Ports and Trade. She also taught at Columbia University and Hunter College, and was a reporter for the "Brooklyn Phoenix" and the "Seafarers Log." She and her husband have lived in several buildings in Manhattan and Brooklyn (Then) but (Now) live in an 1840 farmhouse in upstate New York. Evan Joseph is one of the premiere photographers of New York City architecture. Evan fell in love with photography at age thirteen and followed the passion to study art at Vassar College and The Slade School of Art in London, later returning to New York University for a Master s Degree. He has been a member of the faculty of Parsons School of Design and The Art Institute of NYC and his work has been published in leading magazines around the world, including "Architectural Digest," "Elle Decor," "NY Living," "New York Magazine," "The New York Post," "The Wall Street Journal," "The New York Observer," and "The New York Times." When he s not making pictures, Evan can be found exploring the city with his wife, two young children, and his pug."

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