New York City from 1900 to 1905

1900: Elevated Tracks on Sixth Avenue North of 14th Street

Crowds of shoppers fill the busy streets north of 14th Street in the shade of the elevated train which once ran along 6th Avenue.

1900: Man on Derrick Load at the New Union Square Building

Construction worker perched 5 stories above the ground during the construction of a new building at Union Square.

1904: New Pennsylvania Station

Aerial view of the New Pennsylvania Station whose construction is nearly complete.

1904: Waterfront on West Street

View along waterfront on West Street with many freight wagons, street cars and the buzz of daily activity.

1902: The Speedway near High Bridge

The Harlem River Speedway was opened in 1898, inviting sightseers to enjoy the spectacular views of the new waterfront esplanade.

1904: City Hall Subway Station

Construction started on March 24, 1900 in City Hall, also known as The City Hall Loop. On October 27, 1904 at precisely 2:35 pm, the first subway train departed from City Hall station with Mayor McClellan at the controls.

1903: Opening of Williamsburg Bridge

The Williamsburg Bridge opened on December 19, 1903, at a cost of $24.2 million. At the time it was the longest suspension bridge span in the world.

1904: The Whitehall Building

The original Whitehall Building was constructed from 1902 as a speculative office building designed by architect Henry Hardenbergh.

1903: Broadway and Times Building

Broadway and Times Building at Time Square, New York City circa 1903

1903: New York Times Building

A vertical panoramic image of the New York Times Building in great detail.

1904: Times Square at Night

The bright lights of Times Square are not a new phenomenon as this picture reveals, albeit on a much smaller scale.


New York City's Prehistoric Roots

Learn all about NYC’s fascinating past by exploring the natural forces that shaped the environment and landscape, along with the people who would transform the “Island of Many Hills” into the greatest and most influential city in the world.


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