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Accession number 2006.39
Object ID 2006.39.4436
Object Name Print, Photographic
Collection Power Supply Collection
Date 10/15/1936
Title IRT 59th Street Powerhouse: View of Beam Supports and Retaining Wall
Description One in a series of photographs documenting the construction of the new coal tower and crane for the Interborough Rapid Transit 59th Street Powerhouse. Photo shows beam supports being covered for landfilling as well as the building up of frameworks for the retaining wall at the riverfront.
Place New York, NY
People/ Corporations Interborough Rapid Transit Company
Subjects Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Powerhouses
59th Street
Coal ash sites
Construction
Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)
Piles (Structural elements)
Retaining walls
Substation/ Powerhouse 59th Street Powerhouse (IRT)