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Magnetic City - A Walking Companion to New York

Justin Davidson

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From New York magazine's architecture critic, a walking and reading guide to New York City-a historical, cultural, architectural, and personal approach to seven neighborhoods throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, including six essays that help us understand the evolution of the city For nearly a decade, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Justin Davidson has explained the ever-changing city of New York to his readers at New York magazine, introducing new buildings, interviewing architects, tracking the way the transforming urban landscape shapes who New Yorkers are. Now, his extensive, inspiring knowledge will be available to a wide audience. An insider's guide to the architecture and planning of New York that includes maps, photographs, and original insights from the men and women who built the city and lived in it-its designers, visionaries, artists, writers-Magnetic City offers first-time visitors and lifelong residents a new way to see New York. Includes walking tours throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx • the Financial District • the World Trade Center • the Seaport and the Brooklyn waterfront • Chelsea and the High Line • 42nd Street • the Upper West Side • the South Bronx and Sugar Hill Advance praise for Magnetic City "Davidson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for New York magazine, is a resident, student, and passionate lover of New York, and he has done right by a subject that, fittingly, has been essayed many times before. He combines a keen intelligence, experience, observational skills, expertise (especially but not solely architectural), and an elegant writing style to make this beautifully produced book indispensable."-Booklist (starred review) "In this exquisitely crafted book, Justin Davidson does more than direct our feet to New York's hidden monuments. He explains the structure of the city with a clarity that would be bracing even for a Gotham habitué, but more than that, he finds the meaning in every building and byway."-Andrew Solomon, National Book Awar

Language:

English

Length:

9h 31m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

00:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:16


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:58


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:20


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:48


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:37


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:19


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:41


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:34


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:03


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:57


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:05


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:07


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:27


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:36


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:41


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:08


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:05


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:39


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:21


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:04


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:42


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:26


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:43


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:44


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:45


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:47


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:24


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:10


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:10


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:21


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:52


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:55


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:47


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:37


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:01


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:26


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:43


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:57


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:47


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:58


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:29


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:28


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:57


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:21


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:17


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:54


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:01


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:37


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:53


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:24


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:33


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

00:33