What are those strange little adjoining balconies on New York apartment buildings of a certain vintage? Michael Sorkin can explain this and a myriad of other points where New York City's political history has shaped its physical form. His book Twenty Minutes in Manhattan details the changing urban environment of the walk he made daily between his Greenwich Village apartment and his Tribeca studio for the past 20 years; join him on that walk and for lunch afterwards to see the city through his eyes.

Sorkin is a deeply committed and influential architect and urbanist whose practice spans design, criticism, and teaching. Recent projects of Michael Sorkin Studio include planning and design for a highly sustainable 5,000-unit community in Penang, Malaysia and the master planning for Hamburg, Visselhoevede, Leipzig, and Schwerin, Germany.


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American architect and author, born 1948

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Tour of Manhattan in Twenty Minutes
Courtesy of Michael Sorkin

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Tour of Manhattan in Twenty Minutes