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The Building of Manhattan
by Donald A. Mackay
Meticulously accurate line drawings and fascinating text trace Manhattan’s growth from a tiny Dutch outpost to the commercial, financial, and cultural heart of the world. This book explains construction above and below ground, including excavating subway lines and building bridges and skyscrapers. Hundreds of illustrations reveal intricate details of construction techniques.
Reprint of the Harper & Row, New York, 1987 edition.