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Old June 5th, 2008, 07:39 PM   #941
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Old June 6th, 2008, 03:45 AM   #942
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So unreal... only in new york

pd: if only the new york of today go back to that architecture... my life will be complete
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Old June 6th, 2008, 04:56 PM   #943
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already in that time Lower Manhattan was so damn dense, just crazy

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Old June 7th, 2008, 04:44 AM   #944
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So unreal... only in new york

pd: if only the new york of today go back to that architecture... my life will be complete
Yeah, well too bad both those great buildngs were gutted in favor of a box. I wonder if there is ever the possibility of both of them being reconstructed in the future. I doubt it, but it'd be great.
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Old June 8th, 2008, 01:07 AM   #945
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Its always amazing to see the amount of time and effort that New York's classic skyscrapers contain. They are truly unique, and stand out so much from the modern styles.

New York's skyline, even in the late 30's, is a work of art.
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Old June 8th, 2008, 04:28 PM   #946
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Those were the days...back when retail was a respected profession, and department stores had class!!!!!
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Old June 11th, 2008, 09:36 AM   #947
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Don't know if it is posted here ~

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Old June 11th, 2008, 10:51 AM   #948
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I have so many photographs, so little time...
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Old June 13th, 2008, 09:53 AM   #949
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A book you might be interested in Rise Of The New York Skyscraper 1865-1913, S.Landau and C. Condit, if I had a scanner there would be about 50 pics here.
I purchased this book. An amazing collection of priceless information and photographs.
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Old June 14th, 2008, 07:15 PM   #950
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All structures have been demolished
Cornelius Vanderbilt the 2nd
Odgen Mills
John Jacob Astor
James Collins Whitney

George Gould's Original Mansion
George Gould's New Mansion
Senator William Clark


Virginia Vanderbilt (666 Fifth Avenue)
Cornelius Vanderbilt
Chelsea Piers
Seamen's Church Institute
Fifth Avenue houses
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Old June 14th, 2008, 09:32 PM   #951
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amazing photos ^

so sad that those beautiful buildings are gone

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Old June 15th, 2008, 08:30 PM   #952
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Were the churches in the last picture demolished as well?
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Old June 15th, 2008, 10:03 PM   #953
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Churches are rarely demolished , but they are still there.
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Old June 15th, 2008, 10:12 PM   #954
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Churches are rarely demolished , but they are still there.
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Old June 16th, 2008, 04:09 AM   #955
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I really don't care for those buildings to be honest. While it was a pitty for a select few, it really doesn't matter considering how most were replaced by the grand art deco structures the world came to know us for. I'll use the original Waldorf Astoria as an example, which could practically be any building in Europe:



Replaced by none other than our best known unique landmarks, ESB:



We all much prefer the last one don't we?... Yeah, we do...
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Old June 16th, 2008, 04:36 PM   #956
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The Empire State Building is the #1 rated building by the AIA.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 01:22 PM   #957
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Remember piers 88

.....About "La compagnie Générale Transatlantique " or the english name
FRENCH LINE

SS Normandie in pier88 in 1938


Linner seaport in 1950's

Linner seaport in end1960's



SS France arriving from LeHavre in the late1970's



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Old July 6th, 2008, 05:33 AM   #958
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Today I went to Half Price Books and bought an April, 1939 issue of National Geographic. There was an article on Long Island and the '39 World's Fair, but it also had some awesome pictures of NYC. Most of the pics seemed to be taken in the summer, so even though the issue is dated April 1939 most of the pictures were probably taken in the summer of '38.

Anyway I scanned them, so here they are.

Brooklyn rail terminal.


An arch in Brooklyn. The caption beneath the photo didn't actually say what the name of the arch was.


Definitely the best one. This picture is worth a million bucks!




Brooklyn piers.


In color.
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Old July 6th, 2008, 07:13 AM   #959
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Bond James Bond, great old pics! That Arch in Brooklyn at Grand Army Plaza is the 'Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch' designed by John H. Duncan and completed in 1892.
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Old July 6th, 2008, 11:28 AM   #960
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Today I went to Half Price Books and bought an April, 1939 issue of National Geographic. There was an article on Long Island and the '39 World's Fair, but it also had some awesome pictures of NYC. Most of the pics seemed to be taken in the summer, so even though the issue is dated April 1939 most of the pictures were probably taken in the summer of '38.

Anyway I scanned them, so here they are.
This is one of the best sets I've ever seen here. Thank you!
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