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Guide to the William Grabowski Photographs
1980s, 2004-2020
 PR 321

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Marybeth Kavanagh (2016), Larry Weimer (2018-21)

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 03, 2021
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series VI. Bridges, Tunnels, Ferries, 2015-2020

Scope and Contents

The series holds 57 photographs of bridges (mostly) and tunnels connecting New York City's boroughs or connecting the city to locations outside it. The photographs include both images of the bridges taken from a distance that take in large portions of it and also close-ups of towers, cables, roadway traffic, pedestrians, and the like. Some images include skylines or other views in the distance.

Arrangement

The series is arranged by subject, then chronologically. The number of photographs in each folder is noted in parentheses in the container list.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Bridges (11)

Scope and Contents

Rush Hour on George Washington Bridge; Brooklyn Bridge: walkway and from below (Manhattan skyline in background), vendors, cables, view of Statue of Liberty; Manhattan Bridge, framing Empire State Building; Ed Koch Bridge (Queensboro Bridge); Throgs Neck; Kosciuszko.

2015-2016
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Bridges (19)

Scope and Contents

2017: Robert F. Kennedy Bridge (Triborough Bridge); old Kosciuszko Bridge (with new in background); new Kosciusko Bridge (one at day, one at night); Manhattan Bridge (arch and colonnade at entrance, roadway); Throgs Neck Bridge; George Washington Bridge; Macombs Dam Bridge; Ed Koch Bridge (Queensboro Bridge), 3 images, including one within Queens with MoMA's PS1 in foreground; Park Avenue Railroad Bridge; Roosevelt Island Bridge; Roosevelt Island Tramway base; Verrazano Narrows Bridge. 2018: Throgs Neck Bridge (1)

2017-2018
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Bridges (15)

Scope and Contents

Includes: Harlem River Span (1); Hell Gate (1); Kosciuszko (2); Edward Koch (1); Robert F. Kennedy (1); Goethals (1); Willis Avenue (1); Robert F. Kennedy and Hell Gate (1); Wards Island footbridge (1); High Bridge (3), one with Highbridge water tower (1); Macombs Dam (2).

2019
Box: 8 Bridges (2)

Scope and Contents

Includes Brooklyn Bridge (1) and Williamsburg Bridge (1)

2020
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Tunnels (5)

Scope and Contents

Midtown Tunnel (toll booth, interior traffic and lanes in infrared color, interior during 2017 reconstruction); Holland Tunnel (interior).

2012-2017
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Tunnels (2)

Scope and Contents

Includes Midtown Tunnel interior and exit in Manhattan.

2019
Box: 8 Tunnels (1)

Scope and Contents

Includes entrance to Hugh Carey Tunnel(Brooklyn–Battery Tunnel).

2020
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Ferries (2)

Scope and Contents

Includes ferry from Battery Park to Statue of Liberty (Miss Ellis Island) and a New York Water Taxi.

2019

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