"The architect's brilliant fifth installment of his appraisal of the city from 1880 on" -- The New York Times, December 10, 2006
Let's open the big presents first. The season's whopper, in every way, is "New York 2000." - William Grimes -- The New York Times, December 15, 2006
Simply put, Robert A. M. Stern's "New York 2000," together with its four preceding volumes, represents the fullest and finest historical account of any city ever attempted. In all, these volumes constitute more than 5,000 full-sized pages and more than 10 million words, consecrated to the architectural and urban development of New York from the aftermath of the Civil War to the present day. -- James Gardner, The New York Sun, November 8, 2006
This fascinating book by architect Robert A. M. Stern and fellow historian completes his epic five-part series on New York City from the post-Civil War era to the present. The authors chronicle the most recent chapter of a complex ongoing story, the built life of a great American city. They tell the tale neighborhood by neighborhood, from the development of Battery Park City to Harlem, renascent again, from the reinvention of the waterfront to the outer boroughs. Tolstoyan in length, at 1,520 pages, in specificity of detail and in a perspective that balances individual efforts and the forces of economics, politics and popular culture, this book is a monumental achievement--and a great, brilliantly illustrated read. --Judith Nasatir -- Veranda Magazine, November-December 2006
About the Author
Robert A. M. Stern is the founding partner of Robert A. M. Stern Architects. He is also a renowned historian of American architecture and dean of the Yale School of Architecture.
David Fishman and Jacob Tilove are architectural historians at Robert A. M. Stern Architects.