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Transportation On A Busy Street

Another of Johnston’s 1894 views: “The Bowery, N.Y.” The Third Avenue elevated was 16 years old, so new but not that new, and still operated by steam train; the street cars are cable cars, not yet electrified. To us, it all looks old, but from the perspective of someone in 1894, the elevated steam trains …

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The Trees For The Forest

When you look at a picture of midtown Manhattan today, the tall buildings – for the sake of discussion, let’s set a lower bound at 30 stories – are so common that they blur together. That’s a post-1960 phenomenon, and they used to be limited to a smaller area and have more space between them. …

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