New York 1960: Architecture and Urbanism between the Second World War and the Bicentennial
This is a study of New York's architecture during a period of unprecedented change; a period which offered an exceptionally abundant and varied mix ... Show synopsis This is a study of New York's architecture during a period of unprecedented change; a period which offered an exceptionally abundant and varied mix of building types and styles. For the first time, skyscrapers were allowed to rise above the city streets after the Zoning Law of 1961, and large areas of the metropolis were rebuilt, raising issues of urbanism. With commentaries from those in the midst of this change, the book provides a survey of the city's post-war architecture. Organized geographically, there are sections on each of New York's diverse neighbourhoods, as well as the outer boroughs and suburbs, and other chapters discuss the interiors of the period, the post-war flowering of the arts, and the city's burgeoning historic preservation movement. Period photographs illustrate the text.