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.