About This Book
Take an unforgettable then-and-now tour of New York City, and see how it evolved from a quiet trading post on the Hudson River to arguably the most powerful city in the world. See how the Big Apple has changed – and stayed the same – through New York Then and Now!Since New Amsterdam became New York in 1664, constant change and development has been its driving force. Today, it is America’s densest urban environment and most vital city, boasting one of the most recognizable skylines in the world. * ‘New York Then and Now’ places today’s post 9/11 cityscape within the context of history, reflecting the changing and enduring aspects of life in the Big Apple.* Remarkable past-and-present photographs showcase Manhattan’s development and the amazing architecture that defines the city. See side-by-side images of the lavish Waldorf-Astoria, Radio City Music Hall, Union Square, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Penn Station, Empire State Building, and the Chrysler Building.* The Twin Towers, part of the World Trade Center, redefined the Manhattan skyline when they opened in 1976. After the tragedies of 9/11, the skyline is defined as much by their absence.* New York continues to be one of the most popular destinations in the world – everyone who has experienced the energy and magic of the Big Apple will want ‘New York Then and Now’. It’s the perfect souvenir or gift!