Manhattan Projects: The Rise and Fall of Urban Renewal in Cold War New York

Paperback | March 15, 2012

bySamuel Zipp

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In a book praised by Times Literary Supplement as "richly detailed and thoughtfully written" and by Wall Street Journal as "compelling," Samuel Zipp sheds new light on the rise and fall of urban renewal in the decades after World War II. Focusing on four iconic "Manhattan projects" - theUnited Nations building, Stuyvesant Town, Lincoln Center, and the great swaths of public housing in East Harlem--Zipp unearths a host of forgotten stories and characters that flesh out the conventional history of urban renewal. He shows how boosters hoped to make Manhattan the capital of modernity and a symbol of American power, but even as the builders executed their plans, a chorus of critics revealed the dark side of those visions, attacking urban renewal for perpetuating deindustrialization, racial segregation, andclass division, for uprooting thousands, and for implanting a new, alienating cityscape. Urban renewal was not merely a failed planning ideal, Zipp concludes, but also a crucial phase in the transformation of New York into a world city, but one mired in urban crisis. The book won Honorable Mentionfor the Ellis W. Hawley Prize of the Organization of American Historians.

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In a book praised by Times Literary Supplement as "richly detailed and thoughtfully written" and by Wall Street Journal as "compelling," Samuel Zipp sheds new light on the rise and fall of urban renewal in the decades after World War II. Focusing on four iconic "Manhattan projects" - theUnited Nations building, Stuyvesant Town, Lincoln...

Samuel Zipp is Assistant Professor of American Civilization and Urban Studies at Brown University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:488 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199874050

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart I: United Nations1. Clearing the Slum Called WarPart II: Stuyvesant Town2. Remaking the Ethic of City Rebuilding3. Th e Mass Home in the Middle-Class CityscapePart III: Lincoln Square4. Culture and Cold War in the Making of Lincoln Center5. Th e Battle of Lincoln SquarePart IV: East Harlem6. Cold War Public Housing in the Age of Urban Renewal7. Confronting the "Mass Way of Life"Conclusion: Under the Sign of the White CrossNotesIndex