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One Times Square: A Century of Change at the Crossroads of the World - Joe McKendry A brilliant piece of historiography and art, this hardly counts as a children's book. I'd say more like a coffee table book that got published in the children's category. McKendry's impressionistic style is balanced by detailed ink drawings, along with the cutaways and cross-sections we expect in a 'how it works' book. The photo legends are also interesting to look at to see how the labels correspond to the photos. Various types of informational text inhabit each double. The timeline of the makeover of the Times / Allied building was memorable. The seedier side of the place does not go unmentioned, although McKendry avoided getting too dark in the illustrations.