domingo, 11 de septiembre de 2011

#books #architecture | World Trade Center : past, present, future

World Trade Center : past, present, future / text by Peter Skinner ; preface by Mike Wallace
White Star, Vercelli : 2011
[2nd] ed. rev.
192 p. : principalmente il. col.
ISBN 9788854405851
Biblioteca Sbc Aprendizaje A-72.011.27 WOR

The Twin Towers were a proud symbol of New York's dynamism, energy, and vital importance in international commerce. When they fell on September 11, 2001, killing thousands, a city was left heartbroken and shocked. World Trade Center pays homage to the creative talent that made these extraordinary structures possible. It follows the entire life of the Towers, from their construction to their tragic destruction, through a huge selection of stunning and nostalgic photographs. But the book also looks to the future with hope, moving beyond the catastrophe to see a future when a rebuilt Ground Zero flourishes again. 

Peter Skinner has a degree in modern history from Oxford University. A longtime resident of Greenwich Village, he witnessed both the building and destruction of the World Trade Center. Skinner specializes in New York City affairs, writing and editing material for federal, state and city agencies and for many universities in the New York region. He is the author of a prize-winning guidebook focuses on the interests and needs of business executives relocating to the city. 

Mike Wallace, coauthor of the Pulitzer-Prize winning Gotham: A History of New York City to1898, is Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of New York). He is also Director of the Gotham Center for New York City History at the CUNY Graduate School. 

Giorgio Tartaro works with the Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Treccani in Rome, and writes for the architecture magazine, Domus.

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