Thursday, August 04, 2016

The high (and low) life

The early years of the twentieth century saw an explosion of major construction projects in New York - primarily skyscrapers, but also new subway infrastructure. This photo gallery goes some way to giving an impression of the sheer scope of the work.

I particularly like the rakish chap with the waistcoat, bowler hat and moustache striking a pose to mark the lowering into position of a block of marble for the New York Public Library - he looks like an Edwardian wolf-whistler.

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