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The death and life of great American cities.

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Published by Random House in [New York] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • City planning -- United States

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHT167 .J33 1961
      The Physical Object
      Pagination458 p.
      Number of Pages458
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5820238M
      LC Control Number61006262


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