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vertical wall street

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.

vertical wall street


Pre-1850 History of Wall Street
Dutch Origins
New Amsterdam: The Castello Plan
British New York
Early 18th Century
The Slave Market
City Hall
East River Commerce
Fire of 1776
Trinity Churches
Mansions and Banks
Wall Street in 1825
The Great Fire of 1835
Customs House and Merchants Exchange
A Street of Banks
Lowenstrom's Panorama-1850 South
Lowenstrom's Panorama-1850 North
New York in 1850
Fortune 1930
Monuments of Wall Street
Early Photographs of Wall Street
Vertical Wall Street
1 Wall Street
23 and 63 Wall Street
Unbuilt Stock Exchange
14 Wall Street
40 Wall Street
60 Wall Street
120 Wall Street
1928-1931 Towers
East River End
Historical Land Maps