A Critic’s Guide to 100 Iconic Buildings in New York from 1999 to 2020
This architectural guide brings together 100 of the most original
structures built in New York City since 1999. Vladimir Belogolovsky
pairs them with such nicknames as Guillotine, Peacock, Shark’s Fin,
Turtle Shell, and Woodpecker. The New York-based author’s selection
covers buildings realized by the world’s most renowned architects, in a
period when their creations were celebrated as art, and personal styles
were encouraged by the media, critics, and clients.
time span begins with the rise of the starchitect in the late 1990s, and
ends in the present day. But the mission of the book is not only to
document; it is also to celebrate New York’s transformative energy.
Many of the buildings were designed either by foreign architects or
those who settled in the city and now call it home.
Through witty, incisive commentary, catchy nicknames, quotes from
the author’s interviews with the architects, and detailed maps, this
singular guide allows readers to see many of New York’s contemporary
icons in a new way.