Incredible Photos Trace The History Of Lower Manhattan

Charlie Chaplin promoting Liberty Bonds at a pep rally on Wall Street, April 1918

The aftermath of the Wall Street Bombing, September 16th, 1920

A group of "newsies" on February 12th, 1908

The pastry counter at a Syrian restaurant in Little Syria in the 1920s

Traders bidding at the New York Curb Market, 1925

People gathered along Cortlandt Street's Radio Row, circa 1940

A woman tossing ticker tape over a balcony during the celebration of Germany's surrender, May 7th 1945

A model of the proposed Brooklyn-Battery Bridge, 1939

Senator John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy on October 18th, 1960, a month before he won the presidency

Shop owners protesting the demolition of Radio Row, July 13th, 1962

Architect Minoru Yamasaki & Governor Nelson Rockefeller view a model of the World Trade Center, January 16th, 1964

Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy with a fishmonger at the Fulton Fish Market, September 2nd, 1964

The demolition of Radio Row, 1967

Daredevil Philippe Petit walking the wire between the Twin Towers, August 7th, 1974


One of site master planner Daniel Libeskind's early sketches of new WTC, 2002

Workers on the glass roof of the Oculus, 2015

The new WTC and 9/11 Memorial, May 2018