Anyone who is already a fan of Koolhaas’ readings and not read Delirious New York is seriously missing a crucial item of the collection. This book is incredibly helpful with the getting the sense (or Koolhaas’ sense) of New York City. It describes the evolution of New York through its beginning, with an exciting and sexually expressive chapter on Coney Island.
It will expand your theoretical and architectural knowledge, it will be as page-turning as any crime novel, and it will help you seem pretentious at parties. It’s really got it all.