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New York Rising: From the 17th Century to the Skyscraper Age

Photo Courtesy: The Monacelli Press


New York City is layered in history. It’s a history that fascinated the patriarch of one of New York City’s most prominent real estate families.

Seymour B. Durst amassed a huge collection of New York memorabilia that was used to create a new book called New York Rising. It explores the development of the city from the 17th century to the skyscraper age.

The editors of New York Rising, Kate Ascher and Thomas Mellins, are our guests on this week's "Cityscape."