The Skyscraper Museum is devoted to the study of high-rise building, past, present, and future. The Museum explores tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence. This site will look better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.
WALL STREET IN 1930
Vertical Wall Street, the two graphic triptychs installed in the gallery composed of period panoramas and collaged images, pictures every building on the north side of the street from Broadway to Pearl Street. The dated bands represent five eras, beginning with an 1850 drawing from New-York Pictorial Business Directory of Wall-St., New York, published by C. Lowenstrom in 1849-1850 (courtesy of The New York Public Library). The source of the 1879 band is Asher's New Pictorial Directory and Atlas of the City of New York, New York, published by J. R. Asher (courtesy of The New York Public Library). The 1929 band incorporates a drawing of 40 Wall Street in the collection of The Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. The photograph of 70 Wall Street appears courtesy of The Office of Metropolitan History. The 1930 band is taken from Fortune, March 1930. All other images are from the collection of The Skyscraper Museum. All rights reserved.