Concrete​ ​New​ ​York​ ​Map

Begrisch Hall at Bronx Community College by Marcel Breuer & Associates
© Jason Woods for Blue Crow Media

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Concrete​ ​New​ ​York​ ​Map

The concrete jungle where dreams are made of architectural icons old and new, mapped by Blue Crow Media...

From the foundations of its glossy skyscrapers to its famed network of subway tunnels, New York City is oft-dubbed a concrete jungle, yet architecturally its​ ​19th-century​ ​brownstones​ ​and​ ​Art Deco​ ​towers are the illustrious icons it is most commonly associated.

Concrete​ ​New​ ​York​ ​Map​ by Blue​ ​Crow​ ​Media w/ Allison C. Meier and Jason Woods

Concrete​ ​New​ ​York​ ​Map​ — the tenth architecture map in a brilliant series from Blue​ ​Crow​ ​Media — offers an insight into the under celebrated material, focussing on buildings and structures that represent some of​ ​finest​ ​achievements​ ​in​ ​engineering​ in the city.

From revered headliners like Frank​ ​Lloyd​ ​Wright’s​ ​Solomon​ ​R.​ ​Guggenheim​ ​Museum, Marcel​ ​Breuer’s​ ​Brutalist​ ​Begrisch​ ​Hall​, and Eero​ ​Saarinen’s​ ​TWA Flight​ ​Center, to the lesser-known ​George​ ​Washington​ ​Bridge​ ​Bus​ ​Station and Battery​ ​Hill​ ​at​ ​Fort​ ​Tilden, the two-sided guide puts the old school side-by-side with the new school — contemporary works like Dattner​ ​Architects’​ ​Spring​ ​Street​ ​Salt​ ​Shed​ ​and​ ​Steven Holl​ ​Architects’​ ​Hunters​ ​Point​ ​Community​ ​Library completing the concrete landscape of one of the world’s most photographed cities.

Short explanatory texts come via Allison C. Meier, and there’s some fine photography from Jason Woods; all going toward making the handy pocket-sized Concrete​ ​New​ ​York​ ​Map an absolute must-have for fans of the Big Apple and completists of Blue​ ​Crow’s fine architectural collection alike. Available at selected independent bookstores and through bluecrowmedia.com

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The Met Breuer by Marcel Breuer with Hamilton P. Smith

The Met Breuer by Marcel Breuer with Hamilton P. Smith
© Jason Woods for Blue Crow Media

Tracey Towers by Paul Rudolph

Tracey Towers by Paul Rudolph
© Jason Woods for Blue Crow Media

Concrete​ ​New​ ​York​ ​Map​ by Blue​ ​Crow​ ​Media w/ Allison C. Meier and Jason Woods
Concrete​ ​New​ ​York​ ​Map​ by Blue​ ​Crow​ ​Media w/ Allison C. Meier and Jason Woods
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum by Frank Lloyd Wright

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum by Frank Lloyd Wright
© Jason Woods for Blue Crow Media

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