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Author Wood, Anthony C., 1954-

Title Preserving New York : winning the right to protect a city's landmarks / Anthony C. Wood.

Published New York : Routledge/Taylor and Francis, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  974.7043 WOOD    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxii, 422 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Notes "New York preservation archive project"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ch. 1. The Myth of Pennsylvania Station -- Ch. 2. Albert Bard and the City Beautiful -- Ch. 3. The Bridge, The Castle, and Moses -- Ch. 4. Postwar as Prelude -- Ch. 5. The Civics Engage -- Ch. 6. The Bard Act -- Ch. 7. The Village People -- Ch. 8. The View from the Heights -- Ch. 9. Heard. Deferred. Referred -- Ch. 10. A Series of Near Misses -- Ch. 11. The Commission and the Station -- Ch. 12. Crisis and Sacrifice.
Summary "Preserving New York: Winning the Right to Protect a City's Landmarks is the story of the people and places, the buildings and battles, and the policies and politics that, after decades of tragic losses, led New York City to create a legal mechanism to protect the city's cherished landmarks. Covering the period from 1913 to 1965, Preserving New York is the largely unknown but inspiring story of the origins of New York's nationally acclaimed Landmarks Law. Intended for the interested public as well as students of New York City history, architecture, and preservation itself, over 100 illustrations help reveal a history richer and more complex than the accepted myth that the Landmarks Law sprang from the wreckage of the great Pennsylvania Station." "Images include those by noted historic photographers as well as those from newspaper accounts of the time. Forgotten civic leaders such as Albert S. Bard and lost buildings including the Brokaw Mansions are unveiled in an extensively researched narrative, bringing this essential episode in New York's history to future generations tasked with protecting the city's landmarks. For the first time, the story of how New York won the right to protect its treasured buildings, neighborhoods, and special places is brought together to enjoy, inform, and inspire all who love New York."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Historic preservation -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
New York (N.Y.) -- Cultural policy.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780415952842 (cloth)