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Accession number 2006.39
Object ID 2006.39.1517
Object Name Print, Photographic
Collection Power Supply Collection
Date ca. 1949
Title IRT 59th Street Powerhouse: Extension: Erected Steel Column
Description Photograph documenting the modernizations for the extension of the Interborough Rapid Transit 59th Street Powerhouse. Photograph shows construction workers, the foundations for the addition to the Powerhouse, and erecting the first steel column. West Side Highway in the background.

Place New York, NY
People/ Corporations Interborough Rapid Transit Company
Subjects Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Foundations (structural elements)
Construction equipment
Cranes (equipment)
Construction workers
Elevated highways

Substation/ Powerhouse 59th Street Powerhouse (IRT)