Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture
Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture by John Hill
W. W. Norton, 2011
Paperback, 304 pages
This, my first book, was released on December 5, 2011.
Some words on it from the publisher:
The essential walking companion to more than two hundred cutting-edge buildings constructed since the new millennium.
The first decade of the 21st century has been a time of lively architectural production in New York City. A veritable building boom gripped the city, giving rise to a host of new—and architecturally cutting-edge—residential, corporate, institutional, academic, and commercial structures. With the boom now waning, this guidebook is perfectly timed to take stock of the city’s new skyline and map them all out, literally.
This essential walking companion and guide features 200 of the most notable buildings and spaces constructed in New York’s five boroughs since the new millennium—The High Line, by James Corner Field Operations/Diller Scofidio + Renfro; 100 Eleventh Avenue, by Ateliers Jean Nouvel; Brooklyn Children’s Museum, by Rafael Vinoly Architects; 41 Cooper Square, by Morphosis; Poe Park Visitors Center, by Toshiko Mori Architect; and One Bryant Park, by Cook + Fox, to name just a few. Projects are grouped by neighborhood, allowing for easy, self-guided tours, with photos, maps, directions, and descriptions that highlight the most important aspects of each entry.
Some press coverage:
- New York Magazine's Notable Design Books of 2011 at Designers & Books (with video)
- Article by Ian Volner at Capital New York, December 9, 2011
- Justin Davidson's Notable Books of 2011 at Designers & Books
- Book Tour by Becky Harris at Houzz, December 13, 2011
- Review by Jan Lakin in The Architect's Newspaper, January 19, 2012
- Article at Arch Daily, March 10, 2021
- Author Q&A at Designers & Books, March 29, 2012
- Review at eVolo, April 9, 2012
- Review by Michael Webb at FORM, December 11, 2013
- Review by Kenneth Grant at NewYorkitecture, February 25, 2015