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Patrick Sep 13, 2008 8:42 PM

New York City: The Transformation
 
New York City between 1932 – 1977, Enjoy! :yes:

All thanks to Eralsoto at flickr.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8534413@N03/

June 1932

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March 1933

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1935

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June 1935

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June 1935

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June 1937

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June 1948

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July 1948

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1950

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March 1952

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1953

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1954

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May 1954

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1955

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August 1955

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March 1956

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1958

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June 1959

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July 1959

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February 1961

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March 1962

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July 1962

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September 1962

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January 1963

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February 1963

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March 1963

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October 1963

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October 1964

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1965

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March 1965

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July 1965

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July 1965

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November 1965

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November 1965

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1966

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1966

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July 1966

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1967

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April 1967

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June 1967

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October 1967

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January 1968

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February 1968

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July 1968

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July 1968

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September 1968

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October 1968

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December 1968

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1969

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1969

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May 1969

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July 1969

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July 1969

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September 1969

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September 1969

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1970

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January 1970

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April 1970

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May 1970

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May 1970

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June 1970

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July 1970

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October 1970

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October 1970

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December 1970

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January 1971

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March 1971

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April 1971

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April 1971

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October 1971

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September 1971

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December 1971

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April 1972

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August 1972

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October 1972

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1973

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1973

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1973

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1973

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1973

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April 1973

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May 1973

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May 1973

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May 1973

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May 1973

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May 1973

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May 1973

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May 1973

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July 1973

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October 1973

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November 1973

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July 1974

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August 1974

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August 1977

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1975

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NYC4Life Sep 14, 2008 12:16 AM

Amazing thread. The skylines of Midtown and Downtown were all impressive throughout the decades. So much has evolved going into the 80's and 90's and now the 2000's. Looking foward towards the next decade, with the new WTC and the many developments currently being built, or in the proposal stages.

ColDayMan Sep 14, 2008 5:39 AM

Wowzers.

LSyd Sep 14, 2008 7:42 PM

august 1974 - big surface lot. ewwwwwwwwww...

the emergence of MSG's giant "toilet bowl" from the air makes the loss of penn station even more sad.

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CGII Sep 14, 2008 8:39 PM

Damn I miss the twins.

alphawolf Sep 14, 2008 9:06 PM

I wish I could have seen Singer.

MolsonExport Oct 6, 2008 3:12 PM

I could spend hours/days/weeks looking at these photos. I just love the ones from the 30s and 40s.

davee930 Oct 6, 2008 4:55 PM

Insanely amazing pictures! I wish I could have seen New York in person before the 1950's.
This picture is depressing.
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Jibba Nov 2, 2008 8:25 PM

Manhattan is just surreal.

hkskyline Nov 23, 2008 5:17 PM

Wow!

Patrick Nov 23, 2008 7:07 PM

More!

1948

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1955

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May 1958

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September 1959

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September 1961

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September 1962

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February 1963

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1963

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1963

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March 1963

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Christmas 1963

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January 1964

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March 1964

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May 1964

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1965

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July 1965

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September 1965

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November 1966

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July 1967

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September 1967

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May 1968

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May 1968

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September 1968

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July 1969

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April 1970

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Spring 1970

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Fall 1970

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March 1971

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March 1971

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March 1971

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March 1971

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May 1971

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February 1972

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March 1972

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Fall 1972

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October 1972

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April 1973

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May 1973

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May 1973

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May 1973

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1973

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1973

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October 1974

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Austin55 Nov 23, 2008 8:18 PM

...

Damn

America 117 Nov 23, 2008 11:36 PM

http://dumbonyc.com/images/blog/flic...ght_double.jpg
http://dumbonyc.com/2006/11/23/img-b...ge-from-above/

2008
No twin towers:(

http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/85401223/original.jpg
skyscraperpage

2012
New freedom tower:)

teddybear Jan 1, 2009 4:36 PM

This is amazing thread! Manhattan has been crowded and built since the 1930s, when I was not even born yet! It seems that 1960s to 1980s are among the most booming for New York? Or 1930s?

erickalvarez Feb 4, 2009 7:14 PM

:cheers: Hi! I'am Erick Alvarez from Mexico City and I'am the man behind eralsoto who post the old images of New York City on Flickr that used in this thread. Thank you for used my images and I have many images of this city on 20th century, and i have many more images that i want post in this thread. This images was copy from many books that i have in my house in Mexico. I collect many books, postcards and images of the city from early 20th century to today. Enjoy it.

:tup: All thanks of Patrick for used my images

The Woolworth Building in 1913
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The Woolworth Building in 1916
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Aerial view of City Hall area in 1927
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The Fifth Avenue great 59th street hotel towers in 1928
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Midtown Manhattan From Empire State Building in may 1931
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Lower Manhattan skyline in 1932
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Midtown Manhattan and old Park Avenue from Du Pont Building 1932
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Old Six Avenue El and Rockefeller Center 1933
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Rockefeller Center 1933
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Lower Manhattan from Governors Island 1950
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United Nations and Midtown at night 1953
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Midtown Manhattan from Empire State 1954
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3246/...d523e188_b.jpg

erickalvarez Feb 7, 2009 8:05 PM

Hi. I'am Erick Alvarez and i have more pictures of New York skyline transformation.

Aerial view of Midtown Manhattan. Summer 1955
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3110/...b58e5e18_b.jpg


Rockefeller Center at night. 1956
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3270/...e7211ac7_b.jpg


Seagram Building under cobnstruction. April 1957
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425 Park Avenue Building. 1957
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485 Lexington Avenue. Spring 1957
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Seagram Building at night. 1958
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3190/...6d9f4e6e_b.jpg

erickalvarez Feb 9, 2009 7:08 PM

:cheers: Hi!!!. I have more pice of the evolution of New York Skyscraper. Sorry for put less images cause i dont have more time. I study in the morning and work at afthernoon

Midtown Manhattan from Empire State. July 1958
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Midtown Manhattan from Empire State Building. April 1960. Time-Life Building were recently opened.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3194/...94155f76_b.jpg

Empire State Building at night. July 1961
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:notacrook:

Midtown Manhattan with Lincoln Center model. September 1962
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3009/...a6f21670_b.jpg

erickalvarez Feb 11, 2009 9:09 PM

Hi. I have many other images about the metamorphosis of New York:

:banana:

Manhattan froM RCA building. 1963.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3168/...7606a4c1_b.jpg

Midtown skyscrapers. 1963http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3209/...09c76db3_b.jpg

Midtown from RCA building in a smoggy day. August 1963
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3285/...ac92a509_b.jpg

The Seagram Building form New York Hilton Hotel. October 1963
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3295/...6fe97059_b.jpg


Aerial Midtown: October 1963
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3293/...c820295a_b.jpg

Midtown at night from the Plaza Hotel. October 1963
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3014/...1351fdeb_b.jpg

Aerial view of Midtown looking east. April 1964
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3031/...8f33c28b_b.jpg

St. Patricks Cathedral between modern skyscrapers: April 1964
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3284/...d1dfb692_b.jpg

The Empire State Building with new lights. June 1964
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40 Street Skyscrapers. June 1964
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3525/...221fc68c_b.jpg

erickalvarez Feb 21, 2009 12:28 AM

:whip: :banana: Hi. I continued the travel about New York City skyscraper history.

Pan Am Building at day in 1964.
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:cheers: At night.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3409/...3d13c012_b.jpg

Night view of Midtown Manhattan from Beekman Hotel. June 1964
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3102/...8c9039a9_b.jpg.

Midtown Manhattan looking south from RCA Building. July 1964
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3456/...2cf91447_b.jpg

Midtown Manhattan and United Nations Building from Pepsi-Cola Docks. Queens. July 1964.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3502/...732333fd_b.jpg

CBS Building. July 1965
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3264/...26ce7941_b.jpg.

Crazy picture of Battery Park area. July 1966.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3493/...f8f9a820_b.jpg

Another area picture of Lower Manhattan. August 1966. Check of Marine Midland Building under construction.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3139/...209d1725_b.jpg

Aerial view of Manhattan island. August 1966.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3466/...3d1bd71a_b.jpg

Aerial view of Fifth Avenue showing the General Motors Building under construction. October 1967.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3139/...b2e9bd95_b.jpg

Aerial View of Manhattan. February 1968.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3284/...6f4fc440_b.jpg

Midtown Manhattan loking northeast form Empire State Building. April 1968.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3274/...b95672d1_b.jpg

:breakcomp: Aerial View of General Motors Building. October 1968.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3117/...284f7a5f_b.jpg

Sixth Avenue looking south. September 1969
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aerial view of Lower Manhattan from Brooklyn looking west. April 1970
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Midtown Manhattan at night looking northeast from Empire State Building. April 1970
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Lower Manhattan from Staten Island Ferry. May 1970
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:runaway: :awesome: World Trade Center under construction. July 1970
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3257/...ed8464a1_b.jpg

September 1970
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Aerial view of Financial District. October 1970.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3028/...cbb4d06b_b.jpg

Aerial view of Manhattan Island. October 1970.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3121/...4d401bd5_b.jpg

Wheelingman04 Feb 23, 2009 2:00 AM

I love American International. I miss the twins so much.


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