What a find. Picked up at the Strand. This is the New York City Planning Commission’s “1969 Plan for New York City,” published under Mayor Lindsay, all six volumes (one for each borough, plus one titled “Critical Issues”). These are oversized (17 in. sq.), and packed with incredible information graphics, photography and design. Famous Magnum photographers (Helen Levitt, Andre Kertesz, Robert Frank) were commissioned to produce images of the city. Beautiful satellite photographs and giant pull-out maps in fantastic colors. It’s a fascinating portrait of NYC in decline, on the eve of its crisis. More images after the jump.