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Independence Plaza North going up in what is now Tribeca in Lower Manhattan. Looking south from near the West Side Highway to the World Trade Center. New York. June 1973

The west side of Lower Manhattan was in total flux during the 1970s. Block after block of old abandoned 19th century warehouses and businesses were being torn down to make room for new towers and neighborhoods. The three buildings in the center were originally called "Independance Plaza North" and were intended to bring residential life back to Lower Manhattan.

 

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Taken on October 2, 2011