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Preserving South Street Seaport
Author: James Michael Lindgren

ISBN: 9781479822577
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 3 April 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 583.0 x 389.5 x 3.3
Description:
Preserving South Street Seaport tells the fascinating story, from the 1960s to the present, of the South Street Seaport District of Lower Manhattan. Home to the original Fulton Fish Market and then the South Street Seaport Museum, it is one of the last neighborhoods of late 18th- and early 19th-century New York City not to be destroyed by urban development. In 1988, South Street Seaport became the city's #1 destination for visitors. Featuring over 40 archival and contemporary black-and-white photographs, this is the first history of a remarkable historic district and maritime museum.    Lindgren skillfully tells the complex story of this unique cobblestoned neighborhood.  Comprised of deteriorating, 4-5 story buildings in what was known as the Fulton Fish Market, the neighborhood was earmarked for the erection of the World Trade Center until New Jersey forced its placement one mile westward. After Penn Station's demolition had angered many New York citizens, preservationists mobilized in 1966 to save this last piece of Manhattan's old port and recreate its fabled 19th-century "Street of Ships." The South S...

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