Before the Great Clean-Up Began, Here Is Another Side of New York in the 1970s That You May Never Know

Independence Plaza North going up in what is now Tribeca in Lower Manhattan, June 1973:

New York In The 1970s

Pier ruins across West Street from the World Trade Center, Battery Park City and the World Financial Center would be built here in later years, March 1973:

New York In The 1970s

Ruins of old piers across West Street from the World Trade Center where is exactly the World Financial Center is now, March 1973:

New York In The 1970s

Skeleton of apartment building never completed, abandoned refrigerators and a burned out 1965 Ford Mustang, Breezy Point, Queens looking toward Brooklyn, 1973:

New York In The 1970s

Subway 1973-style with graffiti, March 1973:

New York In The 1970s

Battery Park City being built using land excavated from the World Trade Center construction site across West Street, April 1974:

New York In The 1970s

Battery Park City being created from soil dug out to build the World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty in the distance, March 1974:

New York In The 1970s

Battery Park City landfill edge by Hudson being constructed looking south to Pier A, 1974:

New York In The 1970s

Battery Park City landfill, NY Telephone Company, abandoned West Side Highway and the World Trade Center, 1974:

New York In The 1970s

Canadian police officer guarding the pharmacy in waist-high flood waters in Galt, Ontario, 1974

Canadian Police Officer Guarding The Pharmacy In Waist-High Flood Waters In Galt, Ontario, 1974

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