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Danny Lyon’s documented the large-scale demolition of several Manhattan neighborhoods in 1967 in order to make way for construction of the World Trade Center. Included are photographs of soon to be demolished streets and buildings, portraits of the neighborhood’s last remaining stragglers and pictures from within the demolition sites themselves. Thirty-eight years after these photographs were made, many of them are the only record that survives of entire blocks of mainly nineteenth century buildings that once lined Fulton Street, and West Street along the Hudson. Because of the disaster that would strike the city a generation later, New Yorkers have taken on a renewed and fervent interest in the architecture of their city.

It was a huge story in New York City at the time . . . and this was the most historic part of Manhattan. The oldest part of Manhattan was vanishing… and it was an ignored story at the time, or I wouldn’t have done it. Part of how I saw myself, as a journalist, was finding the truth and delivering it to the American people.
-Danny Lyon

Description: Hard bound first printing in dust jacket. Some wear to edges of dust jacket that shows a few small chips to edges. Interior clean and free of marks. VERY RARE first printing of this sought after monograph!

Bookseller Inventory # 18233


The Destruction of Lower Manhattan
Lyon, Danny

Publisher: Macmilan
Publication Date: 1969
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition

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