Manhattan Skyscrapers

The revised third edition of this 1999 classic survey of Manhattan's concrete and steel magnificence includes eight new entries on recent buildings likely destined for landmark status. Contemporary monuments such as the climbable new headquarters of The New York Times receive lavish exegesis in savvy words and stirring pictures.

April 17: "In less than three years, both GM and Chrysler would be bankrupt, and a resurgent Ford would wow Wall Street..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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