Ghostly Ruins: America's Forgotten Architecture

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Oxygen Thief

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Oct 17, 2005
Ghostly Ruins: America's Forgotten Architecture (Paperback)
by Harry Skrdla

# Paperback: 224 pages
# Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (1 Oct 2006)
# Language English
# ISBN: 1568986157


"Ghostly Ruins" shows you both the life and death of thirty structures, from transportation depots, factories, and jails to amusement parks, mansions, hotels, and entire towns. Author, Harry Skrdla gives a guided tour of these marvelous structures at their peak of popularity juxtaposed with their current state of haunted decrepitude. Like a seasoned teller of ghost stories, Skrdla's words and images show you what lies beyond the gates and beneath the floorboards. There are the infamous Eastern State Penitentiary and Bethlehem Steel factory in Pennsylvania, the Packard Motors Plant and Book-Cadillac Hotel in Detroit, and Philip Johnson's New York State Pavilion from the 1964/65 World's Fair.
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