The Fabric of New York City’s Garment District: Architecture and Development in an Urban Cultural Landscape

@article{Dolkart2011TheFO,
  title={The Fabric of New York City’s Garment District: Architecture and Development in an Urban Cultural Landscape},
  author={Andrew S. Dolkart},
  journal={Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum},
  year={2011},
  volume={18},
  pages={14 - 42}
}
  • Andrew S. Dolkart
  • Published 2011
  • Geography
  • Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum
This subway train sped beneath New York City’s Garment District, an area only six blocks long, between West 35th and West 41st Streets, and three irregular-sized blocks wide, from Broadway to Ninth Avenue, centering on and, thus, often simply dubbed “Seventh Avenue” (Figure 1). Its streets are lined with skyscraper industrial lofts and office and showroom buildings, almost all of which were erected in a tenyear period following World War I (Figure 2). By the end of the 1920s, most of the ready… Expand
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