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On May 31 I attended the 100th anniversary celebration of the opening the Queensborough 59th Street Bridge seen in previous Shorpy posts. The ceremony
provided access to the upper level of the structure by invitation. It became a once in a lifetime opportunity to stand there and take pictures. This one is of the East River, taken from center span. The view is of the buildings along the Manhattan side of the river. We see the FDR Driver passing under the Beekman Place buildings, #1 Beekman Place and to the right of the greenery, the smaller building #17, the former Irving Berlin residence. View full size.