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Gotham Rising: 1907

Gotham Rising: 1907

New York circa 1907. "Brooklyn Bridge." Manhattan's 20th-century skyline takes shape. At left, the Singer Building under construction. View full size.

 

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Park Row Building

The building with the two domes just left of center in the picture is the Park Row Building. It was the tallest building in the world at the turn of the century. Still stands facing City Hall Park (it is the home of J&R Music World), but is now dwarfed by the Woolworth Building.

The man looking back at the camera.

He hadn't a clue that he was looking 100 years into the future.

So Many Giants

Also shown is the double domed Park Row Building (world's tallest building from 1899 to 1908), the NY Tribune building (just left of the bridge, built 1875), the American Tract Society Building (behind the light post, built 1894) and the beautifully domed New York World building (1890-1955).

Men only

Were women discouraged from walking the bridge? (I did it with my wife last summer).

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