The works

a city

228 pages

English language

Published April 5, 2005 by Penguin Press.


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4 stars (1 review)

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4 stars

Fun and broad look into various infrastructural systems of NYC, with beautiful illustrations. Pretty inspirational in terms of "wow, there's a lot of cool, complex, and meaningful systems I could be working on!" Sometimes the explanations get a little muddled or the numbers don't quite make sense but I'm willing to overlook that as the broad strokes seem fine. It does feel slightly outdated - left me wondering what the current state of all these systems is.

Overall definitely worth the time - there's a lot in here and it is really a quick read.


  • City planning
  • Infrastructure (Economics)