World's Greatest Cities A Journey Through the Most Dynamic and Fascinating Cities in the World

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2020-09-15
  • Publisher: Chartwell Books

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World's Greatest Cities is an illuminating visual guide to 30 incredible cities around the globe—with annotated 3-D reconstructions and cutaway models that allow you to journey right to the soul of each of them.

For thousands of years, cities built by humans have reflected their beliefs, their power, their needs, and their desires. Palaces and prisons, churches and mosques, skyscrapers and suspension bridges are the tracks that history, sometimes glorious, often violent, imprints on these cities. But these cities are also the men and women who inhabit them and who stamp a unique character onto each of them. The spirit of each city is also etched in the daily coming and going of the streets, the hustle and bustle of the markets, and in the unhurried discussions of the cafés.

Explore the cities of the world today that leave a lasting impression on those who visit them. These cities offer rich architectural heritage and spectacular natural environments. But above all, they have a vitality that makes them unique. They are cities that know how to grow, transform, and reinvent themselves without losing their essence.

Feel the heartbeat of the most vibrant and exciting cities around the globe. Skyscrapers, alongside ancient marvels, are beautifully illustrated and perfectly complement the engaging text that describes the creation and history of these celebrated destinations.

The cities examined are: Paris, San Francisco, New York City, Toronto, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, London, Barcelona, Rome, Venice, Vienna, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, Prague, Athens, Moscow, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Dubai, Sydney, Auckland, Cairo, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, and all of their landmark sites.

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Publishing and supplying books to wholesalers, mail order companies, and retail stores for over 60 years. Chartwell Books publishes across a wide range of subjects, including history, craft, home reference, puzzles and games, music and music instruction, art instruction, transportation, and more.

Table of Contents

6 Introduction
8 San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge
16 New York The Empire State Building
26 Toronto CN Tower
34 Mexico City Catedral Metropolitana
42 Buenos Aires Colón Theatre
50 Rio de Janeiro Christ the Redeemer
58 London Tower Bridge
68 Barcelona La Sagrada Familia
76 Paris Notre Dame
86 Rome St Peter’s Basilica
94 Venice St Mark’s Basilica
102 Vienna St Stephen’s Cathedral
110 Stockholm Royal Palace
118 Amsterdam The Begijnhof Courtyard
126 Brussels Grand Place
134 Berlin The Reichstag
142 Prague Cathedral of St Vitus
150 Athens Acropolis
158 Moscow St Basil’s Cathedral
166 Istanbul Hagia Sofía
174 Jerusalem Church of the Holy Sepulchre
182 Dubai Burj Al Arab
190 Sydney The Sydney Opera House
198 Auckland Sky Tower
206 Cairo The Pyramid of Cheops
214 Johannesburg Soccer City Stadium
222 Mumbai Victoria Terminus
230 Beijing The Forbidden City
240 Seoul Bulguksa Temple
248 Tokyo Senso-ji Temple

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