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Green metropolis : the extraordinary landscapes of New York City as nature, history, and design

Title
Green metropolis : the extraordinary landscapes of New York City as nature, history, and design / Elizabeth Barlow Rogers ; foreword by Tony Hiss.
Author
Rogers, Elizabeth Barlow, 1936-
Publication
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.

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Description
xvi, 220 pages : color illustrations; 22 cm
Subjects
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-210) and index.
Call Number
IRGV 16-3652
ISBN
  • 9781101875537
  • 1101875534
LCCN
2015021505
Author
Rogers, Elizabeth Barlow, 1936-
Title
Green metropolis : the extraordinary landscapes of New York City as nature, history, and design / Elizabeth Barlow Rogers ; foreword by Tony Hiss.
Publisher
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
Edition
First edition.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Summary
"The woman who launched the restoration of Central Park in 1980 surveys in depth seven green landscapes in New York City, their history--both natural and human--and how they have been transformed over time. Elizabeth Barlow Rogers describes seven landscapes: greenbelt and nature refuge that runs along the spine of Staten Island on land once intended for a highway; Jamaica Bay, near JFK Airport, whose mosaic of fragile, endangered marshes has been preserved as a bird sanctuary; Inwood Hill, in upper Manhattan, whose forest once sheltered Native Americans and Revolutionary soldiers before it became a site for wealthy estates and subsequently a public park; the Central Park Ramble, a carefully designed artificial wilderness in the middle of the city; Roosevelt Island, formerly Welfare Island, in the East River, where urban planners built a traffic-free 'new town in town' in the 1970s and whose southern tip now boasts the Louis Kahn-designed memorial to FDR; Fresh Kills, the James Corner Field Operations-designed 2,200-acre park on Staten Island that is being created out of what was once the world's largest landfill; The High Line, in Manhattan's Chelsea and West Village neighborhoods, an aerial promenade built on an abandoned elevated rail spur"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-210) and index.
Research Call Number
IRGV 16-3652
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