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The Streets of New York City, 1916


In 1916 New York City was America’s largest metropolitan area and experiencing a rapid growth in population fueled predominately by a surge in immigrants from Southern Europe. The city was also undergoing a building boom and was the home of the world's tallest skyscraper - the 57-story Woolworth Building completed in 1913.

This tour of the city begins aboard the 6th Ave. Elevated and continues on the streets of the city’s West Side.


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