Manhattan Bridge Tower in Brooklyn, New York City, Framed through Nearby Buildings...06/1974

Original Caption: Manhattan Bridge Tower in Brooklyn, New York City, Framed through Nearby Buildings. Brooklyn Remains One of America's Best Surviving Examples of a 19th Century City. The Project Shows the Great Bridges That Connect Brooklyn and Manhattan, the Traffic Streets, and Need and Use for Living Space and Beauty. Some of the Best American Architecture Survives in Her "Worst" Neighborhoods That Aren't Demolished 06/1974


U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-13446


Photographer: Lyon, Danny, 1942-



Brooklyn (New York City, New York state, United States) borough

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  • Dendroica cerulea 5y

    I think this is looking down Washington Street near the intersection with Water Street.
  • Eric Hunt PRO 5y

    Manhattan Bridge 6 by Eric Hunt.
  • The U.S. National Archives PRO 5y

    Thanks for the modern day view, Eric in SF! Did you know the National Archives is currently running a contest for photos that mash-up the old and new images? Check out our challenge and look at some of the photos already submitted in our Flickr group. Hope to see your submissions soon!

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  • Eric Hunt PRO 5y

    Very cool. I don't live in NYC so it'll be a bit hard for me to participate in this particular contest, unless I'm not understanding it correctly. But the entries in the group pool were way cool!
  • The U.S. National Archives PRO 5y

    We welcome all creative interpretations of the old and the new together, and any photo from our collections is eligible for the contest. One of the suggestions in our History Happens Here set could be perfect for where you are now!

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  • ponzü 5y

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  • Bernhard Benke PRO 4y

    The U.S. National Archives Eric Hunt Me too, but Eric did better ;)

    Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass
  • The U.S. National Archives PRO 4y

    Thanks Bernhard Benke for your interpretation of the photo!

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  • R._s. PRO 3y

    Wow, looks a little different these days.
  • nlpnt PRO 2y

    I was going to comment on the average age of cars in this pic being two or three years and that of the modern one around 10 years, but then I saw Eric Hunt's picture was taken in 2005.
    Point stands - for as otherwise-desolate as the 1974 pic is, there are no old beaters and some pretty nice cars in it. Maybe that has to do with the proclivity of '60s/70s cars to rust and the high fixed costs of car ownership in NYC.
  • Zu Sanchez PRO 1y

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    Performing NYC
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