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The corner of West Street and Chambers Street. Just a few blocks north from the World Trade Center, which was already in progress. New York. 1967 | by wavz13
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The corner of West Street and Chambers Street. Just a few blocks north from the World Trade Center, which was already in progress. New York. 1967

Lower Manhattan was in dire shape by the late 1960s. Someone from this era wouldn't recognize how this exact same intersection appears today. The neighborhood was filled with hundreds of abandoned buildings from its 19th century maritime period when the Hudson River was lined with dozens of commercial piers.

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Taken on August 17, 2009