NYC by Air: Tracing the Geographical Evolution of the Modern City

NYC by Air: Tracing the Geographical Evolution of the Modern City

Join Rayn Riel, licensed tour guide, as he explores the five boroughs as they were in 1924, using high resolution aerial imagery available publicly from the NYC Department of City Planning.

  • Clearly see all five boroughs from above 100 years ago in 1924, when the Woolworth Building was the tallest building in the world and the first aerial circumnavigation of the globe had just been completed.
  • On Staten Island, find the 3 Staten Island Railway branches when today there remains only one.
  • In Brooklyn, see old railroad lines not yet demolished, as well as Ebbets Field.
  • In Queens, discover farmland and forests not yet developed and connected to the subway, and pristine wetlands still relatively untouched.
  • In the Bronx, uncover intact neighborhoods not yet razed for highway construction.
  • And in Manhattan, scope out Downtown, Midtown, Uptown, and see the borough when it had more people, more train lines, and wasn’t yet totally finished building out the original Penn Station and Grand Central Terminal complexes.

About the event:

Join us as we explore the five boroughs as they were in 1924, using high resolution aerial imagery available publicly from the NYC Department of City Planning. We will dive into the history of the city’s development, looking into infrastructure projects underway at the time and comparing the built environment of almost 100 year ago with today’s reality

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