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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
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"--
Subjects
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-210) and index.
Call Number
IRGV 16-3652
ISBN
  • 9781101875537
  • 1101875534
LCCN
2015021505
OCLC
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
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-210) and index.
Research Call Number
IRGV 16-3652
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