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Brooklyn Bridge

(Encyclopedia) Brooklyn Bridge, vehicular suspension bridge, New York City, southernmost of the bridges across the East River, between lower Manhattan and Brooklyn; built 1869–83. The achievement of…

Bowery, the

(Encyclopedia) Bowery, the bou´r, –´r [Dutch Bouwerie=farm], section of lower Manhattan, New York City. The Bowery, the street that gives the area its name, was once a road to the farm of New…

Twin Towers Stats

    The twin towers of the World Trade Center were more than just buildings. They were proof of New York's belief in itself. Built at a time when New York's future seemed uncertain, the towers…

World Trade Center History

Magnificent buildings graced skyline by David Johnson and Shmuel Ross World Trade Center Stats 200,000 tons of steel 425,000 cubic yards of concrete…

Greenwich Village

(Encyclopedia) Greenwich Village grn´ch, residential district of lower Manhattan, New York City, extending S from 14th St. to Houston St. and W from Washington Square to the Hudson River. North of…

Broadway

(Encyclopedia) Broadway, famous thoroughfare in New York City. It extends from Bowling Green near the foot of Manhattan island N to 262d St. in the Bronx. Throughout its length Broadway is chiefly a…

Serra, Richard

(Encyclopedia) Serra, Richard, 1939–, American sculptor, b. San Francisco; grad. Univ. of California, Santa Barbara (B.A., 1961), Yale (B.F.A., M.F.A., 1974). Many of his early works (1960s) are cast…

Daniel Libeskind Biography

Daniel Libeskind architectBorn: 1946Birthplace: Lodz, Poland Born in Poland, Libeskind's family immigrated to Israel when he was 11, and then to New York. He studied music seriously as a…

Calatrava, Santiago

(Encyclopedia) Calatrava, Santiago, 1951–, Spanish architect, grad. Institute of Architecture, Valencia (1974), Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich (Ph.D., 1981). He opened an architectural and…

Triangle Waist Company

(Encyclopedia) Triangle Waist Company, often called the Triangle Shirtwaist Co., manufacturers of women's cotton and linen blouses. Located in lower Manhattan in the early 20th cent., on Mar. 25…