Robert A. Ripps

The non-profit neighborhood organization, Tribeca Trust, has come out with an expanded full-color edition of the book once known as Texture of Tribeca with text from Professor Andrew Dolkart of Columbia University. The new edition is entitled Tribeca & its Architecture: An Illustrated History. It has a new format, new color images, a new cover, several new maps, and rarely-seen historical photographs from the New York Public Library and the Museum of the City of New York.

Neighborhood photographer Robert A. Ripps (class of 1978) recreated and updated most of the original 1980’s images with contemporary views. Tribeca book designer and packager Linda Secondari of Studiosecondari designed the new edition. Lynn Ellsworth wrote a new preface. New maps allow readers to plan walks around the neighborhood.

The book sells for $40, including tax and shipping, and is available for purchase on the website.