Illustrator James Gulliver Hancock is on a mission to draw every building in New York City. This book showcases the first part of that mission. To be fair, the title is: All the Buildings in New York: That I've Drawn So Far. So you aren't buying the ultimate NYC building reference - obviously, since the book comes in at only 64 pages. However, this is still a quite enjoyable book for a lover of architecture, sketches, or New York City.
The book is filled with Hancock's pencil sketches of buildings from all over New York City. Each sketch is embellished with color and many also include some facts about the building. At 8" x 10", this book definitely fits into the coffee-table-book genre.
Also, be sure to check out the official website for Hancock's project: allthebuildingsinnewyork.com.