The greatest grid the master plan of manhattan 1811 2011 hilary ballon on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers laying out manhattans street grid and providing a rationale for the growth of new york was the citys first great civic enterprise. The greatest grid the master plan of manhattan 1811 2011 commemorates the 200th anniversary of the commissioners plan of 1811 the design that established manhattans street grid the plan once called the single most important document in new york citys development is widely considered to be visionary and far reaching. The greatest grid shares the history of the commissioners plan incorporating archival photos and illustrations primary documents and testimony and magnificent maps with essential analysis the text written by leading historians of new york city follows the grids initial design implementation and evolution and then speaks to its . The greatest grid the master plan of manhattan 1811 2011 an exhibition at the museum of the city of new york december 6 2011 april 15 2012 review by mary beth betts the greatest grid marks the two hundredth anniversary of the 1811 commissioners plan the document that established manhattans grid system of streets and its basic lot
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