The new Keith de Lellis Gallery exhibit, “New York: A Bird’s-Eye View,” contains photographs of New York as we know it in a period of rapid development, between 1870 and 1940. From the Chrysler building‘s construction, renderings of the Empire State Building‘s proposed use as a dirigible dock, and City Hall backed by relative nothingness, the mostly government-commissioned photographs capture a skyline trying to stay as current as the city’s population, even if that meant falsifying reasons to make the buildings taller. {read more} Gothamist


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