While it's not hitting store/online shelves until December 5th, a couple days ago I picked up an advance copy of my book -- Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture -- from the publisher, W. W. Norton. Excited doesn't even begin to describe how I feel! Below is a sneak peek of the book. Soon I'll have a contest/giveaway for free copies of the book, so be sure to check back here for that.
[The Austrian Cultural Forum New York graces the cover.]
[An overall map keys the 22 chapters across all five boroughs.]
[Each borough is introduced with a full-page photo and is further broken down into neighborhoods that feature dictionary-like numbering for easy browsing.]
[Each neighborhood chapter starts with a full-page map and a description of the neighborhood.]
[The main entries range from a half-page to two pages, most being one page; they all include photo(s), description, subway directions, and of course the name of the building and architect(s).]
[A number of sidebars feature additional projects geared around various typologies or themes; this spread is focused on learning spaces, with a library, public school, private school, day care, and school library.]
[The last chapter presents projects that will shape New York City this second decade of the 21st century, from the World Trade Center site to Fresh Kills Park and many more.]
Update: I should probably give a shout out to the folks at Modern Good for the great design and layout of the book. A lot of what you see above is the result of their creativity and hard work.