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Old July 25th, 2010, 12:25 AM   #1281
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Wrong !!

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Lower Manhattan, 1942

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This picture was made in 1931 - 1932 The American International building was in construction.
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Old July 25th, 2010, 02:19 PM   #1282
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This picture was made in 1931 - 1932 The American International building was in construction.
thanks pal, i already know that. i posted so many pics, that i unintentionally wrote 1942.

btw July, 11th:
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Actually, this would be some time between 1930 and 1932, most likely 1931. You can see the AIG building under construction middle right.
he was the first to notice the mistake.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 03:31 PM   #1283
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Jersey Central Railroad yard to the right of the Terminal. Lower Manhattan in the distance. (Liberty State Park is here now). Jersey City. 1942
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Jersey Central Railroad at Johnston Avenue. 1930s. (this is all part of Liberty State Park today). Manhattan looming in the distance. Jersey City.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 08:09 PM   #1284
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I like !!!

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Jersey Central Railroad yard to the right of the Terminal. Lower Manhattan in the distance. (Liberty State Park is here now). Jersey City. 1942
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Jersey Central Railroad at Johnston Avenue. 1930s. (this is all part of Liberty State Park today). Manhattan looming in the distance. Jersey City.
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Great pictures !!!!!!!!!!!!! Wonderfull !!!!
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Old July 27th, 2010, 10:23 AM   #1285
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How many photographs have been taken in or of New York ! ......answer ?
OK silly question but it would be quite a few I am very sure of that : )
..............It doesn't have an answer on google even......
Just love all I see here and am amazed day by day that more wonders appear !
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Old July 27th, 2010, 02:42 PM   #1286
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No photo quotes, ja! Thanks.
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Old July 28th, 2010, 05:51 PM   #1287
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You know many of the buildings of around 1950 are still there.....just that modern blocks have taken front row seats !
Still a lot of them are lost...

Here are a few of them.

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You could build a city with what NY demolished...
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Old July 28th, 2010, 08:12 PM   #1288
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^ Could you please tell us the source of that awesome collage work?


Those are the most saddening examples of what was lost in my eyes:

Singer Building - torn down in 1968 (bastards!)

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Old Penn (Pennsylvania Station) - torn down in 1963 (bastards!)

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St. Paul Building - torn down in 1958 (bastards!)

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Two Times Square (today's fully lit-up glassy Renaissance Hotel) - torn down in the 60s (bastards!)

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Astor Hotel at Times Square - torn down in 1967 (bastards!)

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One of the most horrible losses:
Newspaper Row at Brooklyn Bridge (with New York World Building, New York Tribune Building, the New York Times Building and American Tract Society Building) - torn down in 1955 to make way for that shitty Brooklyn Bridge extensions (bastards!)

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The only one remaining American Tract Society Building, built in 1894

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Old July 28th, 2010, 10:16 PM   #1289
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^ Could you please tell us the source of that awesome collage work?

Those are the most saddening examples of what was lost in my eyes:

(bastards!)
(bastards!)
(bastards!)
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From another forum, no other link from there...

p.s.
Is not enough that in the 60's and 70's where built the most ugly buildings, they also demolished a lot of the great ones...
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Old July 28th, 2010, 10:24 PM   #1290
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Old Madison Square Garden

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Old July 29th, 2010, 07:04 PM   #1291
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damn, so many beautiful buildings were razed. what a shame.
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Old July 29th, 2010, 07:49 PM   #1292
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^ HK lost even more of its beautiful heritage. Hardly anything remaining from those exciting industrialising times.
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Old July 30th, 2010, 05:12 AM   #1293
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Every city in America was devastated by "Urban Renewal" from the 1950s to the 1970s. That was the big paradigm based on flawed interpretations of Le Corbusier's work. Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle redevelopment was so applauded by these half-assed theorists in the 1950s that soon every major city in some way tried to mimic it. New York was no exception, especially with the likes of Robert Moses running around off his leash. How a mere Parks Commissioner could attempt to bulldoze an entire city is beyond me but that's exactly what he wanted to do. Yet some of the worst crimes were committed by others. Consider that the NYC building Code of 1961 awarded developers with taller building envelopes without leasable space-wasting setbacks if they incorporated a shitty little "plaza" in their plan, just like the critical darling of the time The Seagram Building. Why put up with the maintenance headache and small floorplates of the Singer Building when you could replace it with a taller box loaded with extra GLA for the mere price of stupid windswept plaza for bums to sleep in? Voila! One Liberty or as it was once known, the US Steel Building.

But at least the vast majority of NYC landmarks that were destroyed got replaced by something. In many US cities, historic structures were demoed only to remain vacant lots because of a shift in the economy or a loss of financial backing. My own burg is loaded with fine examples of that.
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Old July 30th, 2010, 07:04 AM   #1294
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Haha, NYC triumphed over Urban Renewal compared to Midwestern cities...
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 08:18 AM   #1295
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NYC 1840

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Old August 2nd, 2010, 08:31 AM   #1296
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More Andreas Feininger from 1942:

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...and 1945:

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Old August 5th, 2010, 03:35 AM   #1297
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1939 World's fair

1939 World's Fair under construction

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Old August 5th, 2010, 10:03 PM   #1298
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