New York City from 1905 to 1910

1905: Photographing NYC from 18 Stories

A photographer shooting the skyline 18 stories above pavement of Fifth Avenue, as he sits on a thin support beam of a skyscraper under construction.

1908: The Heart of Downtown New York City

A panoramic photograph of Manhattan’s downtown skyline, including City Hall and the Singer Building.

1908: Excavations for Grand Central Station

Construction workers clear several stories of earth and rock to lay the groundwork for what would become one of the city’s most busy and thriving transit network.

1905: Construction of Grand Central Terminal

Excavation and construction of railroad tracks several stories beneath New York City’s pavement to create a well-trafficked station for NYC transit.

1908: The First Tracks of Grand Central Station

A straight perspective following the direction of the newly laid train tracks which would help to service thousands, and eventually millions of commuters a day.

1905: Construction Workers on the 27th Floor of the New Times Building

Workmen risking their lives 27 stories above ground at the construction site of the new “Times” Building, New York City.

1908: Times Square, New York

A daytime photograph of Times Square and the New Times Building.

1905: Main Concourse at Pennsylvania Station

A photograph which illustrates the great style, symmetry and lighting of Penn Station’s Main Concourse.

1905: Main Waiting Room at Pennsylvania Station

Interior view of Penn Station’s famously opulent waiting room, with its high vaulted ceilings and turn-of-the-century stonework.

1905: Track Level and Concourses at Pennsylvania Station

Interior view of Penn Station’s concourses, drenched by the sun due to the greenhouse-inspired design of its glass ceiling.

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.

1906: Williamsburg Bridge Plaza, Brooklyn New York

Aerial view of the Plaza at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn, New York.

1905: Elevated (L) Station at Chatham Square

Chatham Square was an express station on the demolished IRT Third Avenue Line. Its lower level had two tracks and one island platform serving trains of the IRT Second and Third Avenue Lines.

1905: Manhattan Entrance to Brooklyn Bridge

Manhattan commuters flock near the entrance to the pedestrian walkway and elevated train station of the Brooklyn Bridge.

1906: Emigrants in the Pens at Ellis Island

Crowds will the rows, or “pens” at Ellis Island, probably on or near Christmas as evidenced by the decorations.


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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