Tag: new york

Jan 13, 2013

Picture of the Day: Times Square, 1943

Picture of the Day: Times Square, 1943

TIMES SQUARE, 1943 Photograph by John Vachon | Prints available In this vintage black and white photo, we see the famous Times Square in New York City on a rainy day in March of 1943. The photograph was taken by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. Times Square is a…

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Dec 20, 2012

Hoisting an Escalator to the 101st Floor of 1 WTC

Hoisting an Escalator to the 101st Floor of 1 WTC

On December 12, 2012, ThyssenKrupp Elevator team members hoisted an escalator using a rooftop crane to the 101st floor of the One World Trade Center. This is one of 11 escalators and 74 elevators being installed on the project which will include the fastest elevators in the western hemisphere. Technical specialist and ThyssenKrupp Elevator…

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Nov 26, 2012

Picture of the Day: Inside the Old Metropolitan Opera House

Picture of the Day: Inside the Old Metropolitan Opera House

INSIDE THE OLD METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE – NEW YORK CITY, 1937 Photograph via The Natioanl Archives and Records Administration In this historic capture, we see a full house at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City on November 28, 1937. This is the view from the rear of the stage looking…

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Nov 14, 2012

Picture of the Day: Vintage New York, 1935

Picture of the Day: Vintage New York, 1935

VINTAGE NEW YORK, 1935 Photograph by Berenice Abbott In this historic gem we see the Manhattan skyline from the Fulton Street Dock (which I believe is Pier 17 or close nearby). The photograph was taken by Bernice Abbot on November 26, 1935. This is one of the hundreds of black and white…

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Nov 8, 2012

The Story Behind the Blacked-Out Photo of New York

The Story Behind the Blacked-Out Photo of New York

Photograph by Iwan Baan for New York Magazine The latest cover of New York Magazine (November 12 issue) features an incredible aerial photograph of a blacked-out New York City. The cover image conveys the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy as it left much of downtown Manhattan powerless. In fact, New York Magazine’s own offices…

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Jul 13, 2012

Finding the Locations of Famous Album Covers

Finding the Locations of Famous Album Covers

For Bob Egan, it all started with the album cover for Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush. After some impressive detective work and even a note to the original photographer, Bob was able to track down the exact corner in New York City where the album cover was shot. So off he went, with…

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Jun 20, 2012

Photos of the Empire State Building Under Construction

Photos of the Empire State Building Under Construction

From its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center’s North Tower in 1972, the Empire State Building stood as the tallest building in the world. As of 2012, it is the 15th tallest skyscraper in the world and the fourth tallest free standing structure in the Americas. At 102 floors and…

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