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

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    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
    Environmental Protection Agency
    Project DOCUMERICA

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    Dendroica cerulea, jeremywhite, and 193 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Dendroica cerulea 60 months ago | reply

      I think this is looking down Washington Street near the intersection with Water Street.

    2. The U.S. National Archives 52 months ago | reply

      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!

      U.S. National Archives

    3. Eric Hunt. 52 months ago | reply

      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!

    4. The U.S. National Archives 52 months ago | reply

      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!

      U.S. National Archives

    5. ponzü 51 months ago | reply

      Congratulations, your photo has been nominated for the Photo of the Week contest by the Time & Place group.

      Please nominate your candidate for the current contest. (Or you can second a photo that's already been nominated.)

      Thank you for playing!

    6. Bernhard Benke 46 months ago | reply

      Me too, but Eric did better ;)

      Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass

    7. The U.S. National Archives 46 months ago | reply

      Thanks Bernhard Benke for your interpretation of the photo!

      U.S. National Archives

    8. R._s. 37 months ago | reply

      Wow, looks a little different these days.

    9. nlpnt 16 months ago | reply

      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 '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.

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