Nueva York B&N Parte
Sixth Avenue El, 1940.
Downtown from Empire State. Andre Kertesz, 1940.
1940 Photos by Andreas Feininger
Ninth Avenue El, 8th at 127th, Harlem.
Downtown Skyport with Cities Service Tower.
The original twin towers.
Tower trio. Slender flattop is Irving Trust, tower at right now belongs to Trump.
New York’s greatest walk.
Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.
Three icons: Empire State; Horn and Hardart (The Automat), New York’s original restaurant chain, long gone; lamp standard, now being re-installed.
Central Park looking southeast toward Grand Army Plaza. The baronial Savoy-Plaza Hotel dominates with its vast, vaguely French roof and twin chimneys: another major Beaux-Arts landmark demolished mid-sixties. Replaced by Stone’s vapid GM Building, recently acquired by Trump.
Elevated station, Downtown.
Underwear and kosher chickens.
What happens when you burn coal.
A Greek temple burning coal.
Flatiron with Fifth Avenue bus.
Garment District stacked factories steam hats.
Arm wrestling in Harlem.
Harlem night club.
Lower East Side, tenement city, looking north.
Streetwall: Park Avenue South.
Raymond Hood, master of Deco.
South Street, now a theme park and mall.
At the foot of 42nd Street: Normandie with three fat stacks in the middle, Queen Mary with three skinnier stacks at bottom. Normandie burned here, Nazi sabotage claimed. Normandie was that time’s biggest and fastest (Blue Ribbon).
1941 Photos by Feininge
Forty-second Street. Mid-size Beaux-Arts skyscraper on north side of street is Times Building, of New Year’s fame. Building still exists but reclad in mid-sixties.
Classic skyline view with America, junior edition United States.
Downtown from Jersey.
Midtown from Jersey.
Horror vacui, Hebrew style.
The hats match the canopies. Macy’s, 34th St.
Too much city? Here’s a brief Intermission from the 1870’s (we’ll be back in color)…
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Tisayac by Eadweard Muybridge, best known for time-lapse photos of men and horses running before graph paper backgrounds. He also famously murdered his wife’s lover in San Francisco.
Tutokanula by Muybridge.
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<b>Charles W. Cushman Photos, 1941</b>
A color photographer with a black-and-white soul.
The classic pyramid, here with harbor traffic and puffs of pollution.
Suits on the pier. What are these men doing?
Fulton St. from South St.
Broome St. and Baruch Pl., Lower East Side. Not a sidewalk café.
Lower East Side: street as living room.
Lower East Side: street as conference room
Municipal Building, Courthouse and Jail. Big arch seemed futile before El removed.
Fairchild Aerial Surveys, 1941.
Charles Cushman photos, 1942.
Lunch, 5 Cents: looking up Broadway to Singer Building.
Collecting the Salvage on Lower East Side.
Pearl Street, 1942.
Central Park. Feininger, 1943.
The Fashionable People [harassed by the homeless]. Weegee, 1943.
Murder in Hell’s Kitchen. Weegee, 1944.
Coney Island. Weegee, 1945.
The photographer Weegee (Arthur Fellig).
Hole where plane (B-25) hit Empire State Building, 1945.
Andre Kertesz photos
Brooklyn, 1947. Andre Kertesz.
Lower 5th Avenue. Kertesz, 1948.
East River Esplanade. Kertesz, 1948.
Metropolitan Life and Empire State. Kertes, 1950.
City. Kertesz, 1952.
Skyline with Rooster. Kertesz, 1952.
Washington Square. Kertesz, 1954.
A city of spires. Just before the flattop invasion, late fifties.
First view of Manhattan from the Queen Elizabeth, 1953. The module of the window.
Times Square with James Dean. Dennis Stock, 1955.
Balcony. Kertesz, 1957.
Guggenheim under construction, 1958. Car and building share design philosophy.
MacDougal Alley. Kertesz,1958.
Sixth Avenue. Kertesz, 1959.
Man Sleeping. Kertesz, 1960.
Whitehall street from Peter Minuit Plaza near Battery. Cushman, 1960.
Four photos by Kertesz
Washington Square, 1969. Edge of Arch at left.
Washington Square Arch, 1970.
Woody Allen and Cleopatra Jones,1971.
Lying Men, Washington Sq. Kertesz, 1974.
World Trade Center. Dennis Stock, 2001.
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Three New York Buildings
Two Greatest Beaux-Arts Buildings Demolished:
The main waiting room. Groined vaults in coffered stone.
The Baths of Caracalla.
The way to the trains.
Groined vaults in steel and glass.
Seventh Avenue. McKim, Meade and White, architects. 1903-63. The building made it to age 60.
613 feet!! In 1908!
Ernest Flagg was the architect.
This building also made it to age 60 [1908-68].
Another five years and they would have preserved it.
Vacant and awaiting demolition.
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