Construction

ConstructionNew York, it seems, is always under construction. As the industrial revolution enabled engineers to build taller buildings, longer bridges and expansive subway systems, New York had to have it all. The Empire State Building, which began construction in 1930 and took a little over a year to build, is still considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. It remained the tallest structure in the world until 1967. The Brooklyn Bridge, is not just an icon of the New York skyline, it’s also one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Our collection of vintage photos document world’s most famous constructions.
1 World Trade Center Under Construction, June 27, 1969

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Bleecker and Greene Streets, 1900

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Broadway and West 104th Street, 1902

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Brooklyn Bridge Under Construction, 1877

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Construction of Streetcar Tracks at Columbus Circle, 1897

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Construction of Streetcar Tracks, 1900

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Construction of Stuyvesant Town, 1947

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Construction of the Times Tower, 1904

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East 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue, 1901

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Empire State Building Under Construction, Late 1930

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Erecting a Skyscraper, 1906

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Erecting a Skyscraper, 1907

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