The City Beneath Us

Building the New York Subways

Author: New York Transit Museum

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393057973

Category: History

Page: 245

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Drawn from a newly discovered cache of historical photos from the New York Transit Museum, a collection of 175 duotone images showcases the construction techniques and architectural details that were involved in the creation of the New York City subway system, in a centennial anniversary tribute complemented by an illustrated history.

The New York City Subway System

Author: Ronald A. Reis

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1604130466

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

View: 3770

Traces the history of the development of the New York City subway system at the beginning of the twentieth century.

The Very Hungry City

Urban Energy Efficiency and the Economic Fate of Cities

Author: Austin Troy

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300162316

Category: Architecture

Page: 384

View: 7765

As global demand for energy grows and prices rise, a city's energy consumption becomes increasingly tied to its economic viability, warns the author of The Very Hungry City. Austin Troy, a seasoned expert in urban environmental management, explains for general readers how a city with a high "urban energy metabolism"—that is, a city that needs large amounts of energy in order to function—will be at a competitive disadvantage in the future. He explores why cities have different energy metabolisms and discusses an array of innovative approaches to the problems of expensive energy consumption. Troy looks at dozens of cities and suburbs in Europe and the United States—from Los Angeles to Copenhagen, Denver to the Swedish urban redevelopment project Hammarby Sjöstad—to understand the diverse factors that affect their energy use: behavior, climate, water supply, building quality, transportation, and others. He then assesses some of the most imaginative solutions that cities have proposed, among them green building, energy-efficient neighborhoods, symbiotic infrastructure, congestion pricing, transit-oriented development, and water conservation. To conclude, the author addresses planning and policy approaches that can bring about change and transform the best ideas into real solutions.

Technical Innovation in American History: An Encyclopedia of Science and Technology [3 volumes]

Author: Rosanne Welch,Peg A. Lamphier

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 161069094X

Category: History

Page: 1082

View: 7512

From the invention of eyeglasses to the Internet, this three-volume set examines the pivotal effects that inventions have had on society, providing a fascinating history of technology and innovations in the United States from the earliest colonization by Europeans to the present. • Encourages readers to consider the tremendous potential impact of advances in science and technology and the ramifications of important inventions on the global market, human society, and even the planet as a whole • Supports eras addressed in the National Standards for American history as well as curricular units on inventions, discoveries, and technological advances • Includes primary documents, a chronology, and section openers that help readers contextualize the content

The Race Underground

Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America’s First Subway

Author: Doug Most

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466842008

Category: Transportation

Page: 416

View: 7729

In the late nineteenth century, as cities like Boston and New York grew more congested, the streets became clogged with plodding, horse-drawn carts. When the great blizzard of 1888 crippled the entire northeast, a solution had to be found. Two brothers from one of the nation's great families-Henry Melville Whitney of Boston and William Collins Whitney of New York-pursued the dream of his city digging America's first subway, and the great race was on. The competition between Boston and New York played out in an era not unlike our own, one of economic upheaval, life-changing innovations, class warfare, bitter political tensions, and the question of America's place in the world.The Race Underground is peopled with the famous, like Boss Tweed, Grover Cleveland and Thomas Edison, and the not-so-famous, from brilliant engineers to the countless "sandhogs" who shoveled, hoisted and blasted their way into the earth's crust, sometimes losing their lives in the construction of the tunnels. Doug Most chronicles the science of the subway, looks at the centuries of fears people overcame about traveling underground and tells a story as exciting as any ever ripped from the pages of U.S. history. The Race Underground is a great American saga of two rival American cities, their rich, powerful and sometimes corrupt interests, and an invention that changed the lives of millions.

Along the Way

MTA Arts for Transit

Author: Sandra Bloodworth,William S. Ayres

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781580931731

Category: Art

Page: 215

View: 2339

The authors conduct a tour through New York's underground museum of contemporary art, works commissioned by MTA Arts for Transit for the subway system. 200 full-color illustrations.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: N.A

View: 7709


Transit Talk

New York's Bus and Subway Workers Tell Their Stories

Author: Robert W. Snyder

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813525778

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 171

View: 9116

New York City transit workers share their stories and adventures of working in the subways and the buses

New York Underground

The Anatomy of a City

Author: Julia Solis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415950138

Category: History

Page: 251

View: 7442

A lavishly illustrated historical odyssey through New York's remarkable underground systems celebrates the centennial of the New York subways as it examines fascinating facts, myths, and lore about this colorful underground world.

America, History and Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Canada

Page: N.A

View: 7005

Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

Kiki Strike: The Empress's Tomb

Author: Kirsten Miller

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1599907968

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9357

With Oona taking the lead this time, the latest adventures follow the Irregulars as they protect New York City and its secret underground world, doing battle along the way with Manhattan's gangsters, rodents, diamond merchants, society figures, and assorted forces of evil. Some of the Irregulars will have to come to terms with deadly secrets from their own pasts, and each of the girls will find her unusual skills and her friendships put to the ultimate test.