A New City Arises From the Sea
|The Lower West Side of Manhattan, future site of Battery Park City on the left, in 1975.|
The above photo caught my eye because it just seemed so familiar. That's what the Manhattan waterfront looks like! Or rather, that's what it did look like to people who grew up before the city and state poured massive resources into developing it. So, this is a then-and-now comparison of the Battery Park City site located on the southwest corner of Manhattan Island.
|The future Battery Park City site in 1960.|
|The Lower West Side of Manhattan ca. 1977|
|The future site of Battery Park City in 1975.|
|Battery Park City under construction in September 1982.|
|Battery Park City ca. 2020.|
|Battery Park City in October 2019 (Google Street View).|
I hope you enjoyed this entry in our "the more things change, the more they stay the same" series. Please visit our other articles taking a quick look into the past!