Built in 1914 by William Randolph Hearst, a big believer in this section of town, but his own visions were not realized. Examine the streets: how safe for pedestrians they were at an earlier time, with vehicles and pedestrians cooperating in stately minuet. By assigning exclusive use of the roadways to motor vehicles, we have lost a huge chunk of public space, leaving only tiny marginal strips of pedestrian safety, with the roadways themselves transformed into kill zones.
As the billboards suggest, this was part of Automobile Row, which started with carriage factories in Longacre (now Times) Square and stretched up to 70th Street and Broadway until deflating down to 57th Street and Eleventh Avenue.
Print Type: Archival Digital C Print
Print Size is Approximate
All digital archival prints are printed on Kodak Endura or Fuji Crystal Archive Paper