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(Robert Moses and the Modern City: The Transformation of New York.pdf) We are rebuilding New York not dispersing and abandoning it Robert Moses saw himself on a rescue mission to save the city from obsolescence decentralization and decline His vast building program aimed to modernize urban infrastructure expand the public realm with extensive recreational facilities remove blight and make the city more livable for the middle class This book offers a fresh look at the physical transformation of New York during Moses s nearly forty year reign over city building from to br br br It is hard to imagine that anyone will ever have the same impact on New York as did Robert Moses In his various roles in city and state government he reshaped the fabric of the city and his legacy continues to touch the lives of all New Yorkers Revered for most of his life he is now one of the most controversial figures in the city s history em Robert Moses and the Modern City em is the first major publication devoted to him since Robert Caro s damning biography em The Power Broker Robert Moses and the Fall of New York em br br br In these pages eight short essays by leading scholars of urban history provide a revised perspective stunning new photographs offer the first visual record of Moses s far reaching building program as it stands today and a comprehensive catalog of his works is illustrated with a wealth of archival records photographs of buildings neighborhoods and landscapes of parks pools and playgrounds of demolished neighborhoods and replacement housing and urban renewal projects of bridges and highways renderings of rejected designs and controversial projects that were defeated and views of spectacular models that have not been seen since Moses made them for promotional purposes em Robert Moses and the Modern City em captures research undertaken in the last three decades and will stimulate a new round of debate br br em Robert Moses and the Modern City em captures research undertaken in the last three decades and will stimulate a new round of debateDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Robert Moses and the Modern City: The Transformation of New York books for multiple devices.