The first-ever walking tour guide of New York City’s stunning contemporary architecture showcases the most intriguing new buildings in the city.
It can be hard to keep up with New York City’s surge of cutting-edge architecture since the turn of the millennium. This portable, easy-to-use guide directs readers to the city’s newest architectural gems, all completed in the 21st century with some still under construction. Divided into ten 1- to 3-mile walks that extend from Columbia University through lower Manhattan and across to Brooklyn and Queens, this guidebook highlights over 150 buildings, popular destinations like the High Line and Lincoln Center, and trendy locations such as Williamsburg and the Bowery. Led by author John Hill, these tours are highly informative, engaging, and filled with fascinating insights and details. Maps and numerous photographs make this guide the perfect companion for anyone visiting New York City, architecture buffs, and those wishing to better know the city they call home.
“In his account of each walk and structure, Hill writes not only of the architectural and construction detail of each building but also blends the history of the sites and the city with fascinating tidbits on the machinations of government and the planning process. The book is beautifully illustrated with photographs of many of the structures by Bendov.” –Library Journal
“There is no shortage of architectural guidebooks on New York City, but the bulk of these are confined to historic buildings. John Hill’s new volume is among the few that looks to the present, charting a panorama of 150 contemporary buildings that span nearly every typology, from office skyscraper to municipal salt shed.” –Metropolis