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Grand Central Terminal

Author : Anthony W. Robins
ISBN : 9781613123874
Genre : Transportation
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Opened in February 1913, Grand Central Terminal—one of the country’s great architectural monuments—helped create Midtown Manhattan. Over the next century, it evolved into an unofficial town square for New York. Today, it sits astride Park Avenue at 42nd Street in all its original splendor, attracting visitors by the thousands. This new book celebrates Grand Central’s Centennial by tracing the Terminal’s history and design, and showcasing 200 photographs of its wonders—from the well-trodden Main Concourse to its massive power station hidden 10 stories below. The stunning photographs, some archival and some taken by Frank English, official photographer of Metro-North Railroad for more than 25 years, capture every corner of this astonishing complex. Praise for Grand Central Terminal: “The book is thoroughly researched and reads like a library of design, lifestyles, art and trivia that even New Yorkers don’t know.” —NY Arts Magazine

Building Grand Central Terminal

Author : Gregory Bilotto
ISBN : 9781439660515
Genre : Architecture
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Built in the heart of the Empire City is the world’s greatest and most iconic railway terminal. A colossal Beaux-Arts style transport nexus, Grand Central Terminal was completed in 1913 from the legacy of the railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt. The terminal quickly became vital to travel and today accommodates 750,000 people daily. This book documents the construction of Grand Central Terminal, the former Grand Central Depot (1871) and Grand Central Station (1900), and illuminates the incredible story of the terminal that revolutionized transport, developed Midtown Manhattan, and opened railroad access to suburban areas.

Supreme City

Author : Donald L. Miller
ISBN : 9781416550204
Genre : History
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An award-winning historian surveys the astonishing cast of characters who helped turn Manhattan into the world capital of commerce, communication and entertainment --

Grand Central

Author : Sam Roberts
ISBN : 9781455525959
Genre : Transportation
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A rich, illustrated - and entertaining -- history of the iconic Grand Central Terminal, from one of New York City's favorite writers, just in time to celebrate the train station's 100th fabulous anniversary. In the winter of 1913, Grand Central Station was officially opened and immediately became one of the most beautiful and recognizable Manhattan landmarks. In this celebration of the one hundred year old terminal, Sam Roberts of The New York Times looks back at Grand Central's conception, amazing history, and the far-reaching cultural effects of the station that continues to amaze tourists and shuttle busy commuters. Along the way, Roberts will explore how the Manhattan transit hub truly foreshadowed the evolution of suburban expansion in the country, and fostered the nation's westward expansion and growth via the railroad. Featuring quirky anecdotes and behind-the-scenes information, this book will allow readers to peek into the secret and unseen areas of Grand Central -- from the tunnels, to the command center, to the hidden passageways. With stories about everything from the famous movies that have used Grand Central as a location to the celestial ceiling in the main lobby (including its stunning mistake) to the homeless denizens who reside in the building's catacombs, this is a fascinating and, exciting look at a true American institution.

Das Evangelium Des Blutes

Author : James Rollins
ISBN : 9783641125646
Genre : Fiction
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Ein uraltes Buch erschüttert den Vatikan in seinen Grundfesten ... Ein Erdbeben in Israel fordert Hunderte von Menschenleben – und ermöglicht den Zugang zu einem bislang unbekannten unterirdischen Tempel, der den mumifizierten Körper eines gekreuzigten Mädchens enthält. Im Sarkophag der Toten macht Archäologin Erin Granger eine brisante Entdeckung: ein Buch, geschrieben von Jesus eigener Hand, das ungeahnte Gefahren birgt und alles infrage stellt, was die Menschheit zu wissen glaubte. Erins Feinde schrecken vor nichts zurück, und eine gnadenlose Jagd nach dem Manuskript beginnt ...

Boak Paris Boak Raad

Author : Annice M. Alt
ISBN : 9781499054095
Genre : Architecture
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“Boak & Paris may not be a household name in most households, but this architectural firm was key to the development of apartment buildings that are among the finest in New York City. Annice Alt’s book analyzes this firm and its exceptional buildings in detail and places them within the context of speculative real estate development. The book provides an important contribution to the understanding of the vernacular buildings that create the streetscapes that New Yorkers love and that give the city its unique character.” Andrew S. Dolkart Director, Historic Preservation Program, Columbia University School of Ar chitecture, Planning and Preservation; author of the award-winning The Row House Reborn: Architecture and Development in New York City, 1908–1929 and Morningside Heights: A History of its Architecture and Development" “Alt’s thoroughly researched book provides new information and insights into the architectural work of Boak & Paris and Boak & Raad. It is a surprise to discover the wealth of buildings, particularly the apartment houses that they are responsible for. Many of the Boak & Paris projects from the 1920–30’s employ interesting architectural terra-cotta elements. To revisit the apartments from the 1950s and 60s is a fascinating exercise. Fine period images are of great value in elucidating this quest.” Susan Tunick President, Friends of Terra Cotta; author, Terra-Cotta Skyline: New York’s Architectural Ornament “New York’s architecture buffs can rejoice: Annice Alt has completed her monograph on Boak & Paris. The personal approach she takes in her writing—and extensive quotations from original sources—bring us into the adventure of her research, where we meet not just Russell Boak and Hyman Paris, but also such august architectural personages as Emery Roth and Gaetan Ajello, along with the clients—such as plumber-turneddeveloper Sam Minskoff—who kept them busy during the middle decades of the 20th century, turning Manhattan into an island of cliff dwellers. ” Anthony W. Robins Architectural historian; author Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years of a New York Landmark and a guide t o New York City Art Deco architecture (forthcoming) “Boak was an unsung architect who was incapable of doing a bad drawing, a bad design. No one is comparable. Boak just had taste, he had class.” Elihu Rose Vice Chairman, Rose Associates, Inc.

Best Of New York

Author : Sorrell Communications
ISBN : 0970257902
Genre : Travel
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T Chter Der L Fte

Author : Pam Jenoff
ISBN : 9783841215161
Genre : Fiction
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Die junge Holländerin Linda hat alles verloren – ihre Familie, ihr Zuhause, ihr Kind. Dann rettet sie kurz entschlossen ein Baby aus einem Zug nach Ausschwitz und sucht Zuflucht bei einem Zirkus. Doch um unerkannt zu bleiben, muss sie mit der Artistin Astrid zusammenarbeiten – am Trapez. Diese hat selbst ein Geheimnis, das sie um jeden Preis wahren muss. Widerwillig nähern sich die beiden ungleichen Frauen bei dem gefährlichen Training an. Bis Linda sich in den Franzosen Luc verliebt und damit alles aufs Spiel setzt.

Frau Einstein

Author : Marie Benedict
ISBN : 9783462317251
Genre : Fiction
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War Albert Einsteins erste Frau Mileva Maric das eigentliche Genie in der Familie? Dieser Roman rückt zum ersten Mal Mileva Maric in den Mittelpunkt der Geschichte um die Entdeckung der Relativitätstheorie. Die erste Frau des Nobelpreisträgers war maßgeblich beteiligt an seinen wissenschaftlichen Errungenschaften. Marie Benedict zeichnet eine atemberaubende Liebes- und Emanzipationsgeschichte nach, die Albert Einstein in ein völlig anderes Licht stellt. Zürich 1896: Mileva Maric, aufgewachsen in ärmlichen Verhältnissen in Serbien, ist eine der ersten Frauen, die am Polytechnikum studieren dürfen. Gegen alle Vorurteile und Widerstände gehört die ehrgeizige junge Frau bald zu den Besten ihres Faches. Ihr großes Talent für Mathematik bleibt auch einem ihrer Kommilitonen, dem charismatischen Physikstudenten Albert Einstein, nicht lange verborgen. Die beiden tauschen sich über ihre Arbeit aus, verlieben sich und werden ein Paar. Zusammen arbeiten sie an der Relativitätstheorie, zunächst weitgehend gleichberechtigt. Doch als Mileva schwanger wird und ihre gemeinsame Forschung die erste öffentliche Aufmerksamkeit erhält, wird sie immer unsichtbarer im Schatten ihres Mannes, der als strahlendes Genie bis heute weltberühmt ist. Marie Benedict erzählt in ihrem biografischen Roman die wahre Geschichte einer Frau, die mit ihrer Forschung Bahnbrechendes geleistet hat und dennoch bis heute eine Unbekannte ist.»Die bewegende Geschichte von Albert Einsteins erster Frau, einer brillanten Wissenschaftlerin, die ihr Leben in seinem Schatten fristen musste.« Sue Monk Kidd, Autorin von »Die Bienenhüterin«

Terminal City

Author : Linda Fairstein
ISBN : 9780698157217
Genre : Fiction
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With her newest Alexandra Cooper novel, Terminal City, New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein delivers another breakneck thriller that captures the essence of New York City—its glamour, its possibilities, and its endless capacity for darkness. Linda Fairstein is well-known for illuminating the dark histories in many of New York’s forgotten corners—and sometimes in the city’s most popular landmarks. In Terminal City, Fairstein turns her attention to one of New York's most iconic structures—Grand Central Terminal. From the world’s largest Tiffany clock decorating the 42nd Street entrance to its spectacular main concourse, Grand Central has been a symbol of beauty and innovation in New York City for more than one hundred years. But “the world’s loveliest station” is hiding more than just an underground train system. When the body of a young woman is found in the tower suite of the Waldorf Astoria—one of the most prestigious hotels in Manhattan—Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace find themselves hunting for an elusive killer whose only signature is carving a carefully drawn symbol into his victims’ bodies, a symbol that bears a striking resemblance to train tracks. When a second body bearing the same bloody symbol is discovered in a deserted alleyway right next to the terminal building, all attention shifts to the iconic transportation hub, where the potential for a bigger attack weighs heavily on everyone’s minds. With the President of the United States set to arrive for a United Nations meeting at the week’s end, Alex and Mike must contend with Grand Central’s expansive underground tunnels and century-old dark secrets—as well as their own changing relationship—to find a killer who appears to be cutting a deadly path straight to the heart of the city.

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