The Destruction of Lower Manhattan

New York: powerHouse Books, 2005.
ISBN: 1576872327
Condition: Fine. SIGNED
82 pgs, 9.5 x 11 inches

In 1966 an incredible sixty acres of mostly nineteenth-century buildings were slated for demolition, all below Canal Street in order to make room for the Twin Towers and other major developments. Originally published in 1969 these photographs remain the only record that survives of entire blocks that once lined Fulton Street, and West Street along the Hudson. For Lyon, these buildings in their last days standing were the embodiment of a beauty and pathos that people walking by in the street seldom noticed at the time. Those feelings were preserved in the photographs that today survive exactly as the young author intended, as a memory and a record of what was. Item #3201

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The Destruction of Lower Manhattan. Danny Lyon.
The Destruction of Lower Manhattan. Danny Lyon.