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.
Flatiron Building Under Construction, 1902

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Gansevoort Street and 11th Avenue, 1930

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Grand and Thompson Streets, 1927

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Horace Ashton, Photographing the Construction of the Queensboro Bridge, 1907

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Ironworker Rides the Chains, 1912

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Manhattan Bridge Under Construction, 1908

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Manhattan Bridge Under Construction, 1909

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Manhattan Bridge Under Construction, 1909

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Metropolitan Life Tower Under Construction, 1909

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Prow and the Shadow of the Flatiron Building, 1902

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Queensboro Bridge Construction Seen from Ravenswood, late 1907

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Queensboro Bridge Under Construction, 1907

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