July 7, 1960

Unless otherwise noted, the Now shots were taken on July 6, 2010.

New York Stock Exchange

Cushman continued is trek through downtown by revisiting Wall Street, which is where he took his first color shot back on June 6, 1941.  The shot below was taken from where the statue of George Washington sits in front of Federal Hall.  Due to the heavy volume of tourists, it was not possible to get the exact angle.  Maybe next year.

 

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Wall Street from Broad

Again, Cushman is attempting to do another Then and Now shot.  His first shot in 1941 was of Trinity Church from this general area.

 

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Wall Street from Broad

Yet another.

 

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View West on Wall Street

And another.

 

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Delmonico’s

This is another part of the city that has pretty much remaind intact.  Even the advertising space on the building in the background remains at the same spot.  Delmonico’s is on Beaver and (I believe) Broad Streets.

 

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View Up Maiden Lane from Pearl Street

This is a shot of what was The German-American Insurance Company Building.  According to this New York Times piece, it was (tragically in my mind) razed in the mid-1970s in order to widen the streets to improve traffic flow to the World Trade Center.  My guess is that it didn’t make a dent in improving traffic flow in the area.

 

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Woolworth Tower from Beekman Street

Harvey’s is gone, as is the building where it was located.  Today, what appears to be a massive office building or co-op is under construction.

 

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City Hall Square from Park Row

The Now shot was taken on August 15, 2010.

Cushman walked up Beekman to City Hall Park.  It is my guess that he may have returned to take some Then and Now shots of the World and Tribunal Buildings that he took in 1941.  Alas, as explained on the June 6, 1941 page, these buildings were razed in the late 1950s to make room for rams to the Brooklyn Bridge.

  

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St. Paul’s Chapel on Broadway at Ann Street

The angle is off a bit due to the omnipresent construction scaffolding that litters this area.  The massive Hudson Terminal Building can be seen in the background of Cushman’s shot.  It would be razed several years later to make rook for the World Trade Center.

 

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Note: The Cushman shots have been reproduced on this site with the written consent of Indian University, which owns the Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection.

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Here is a view of the United States Secretariat as it appeared on July 11, 1960.

Click here to see other Then and Now shots from that day.  Note: The Cushman shots have been reproduced on this site with the written consent of Indiana University, which owns the Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection.

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A view west on 42nd Street and Broadway as it appeared on July 9, 1960.  Click here to see more Then and Now shots from that day.

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Here is Delmonico’s, at 56 Beaver Street, as it appeared on July 7, 1960.  Click here to see other Then and Now shots from that day.

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Peter Minuit Plaza as it appeared on July 5, 1960.  Click here to see more Then and Now shots from that day.

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A view of Pearl Street and Peck Slip as it appeared on October 7, 1942.  The oldest house (at the time) in Manhattan can barely be seen in this shot.  Click here to see more Then and Now shots from that day.

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A view of City Hall in the early morning as it appeared on October 6, 1942.  To see more Then and Now shots from that day please go to the October 6, 1942 page.

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A view of Second Avenue and 2nd Street as it appeared on October 4, 1942.  To see more Then and Now shots from that day please go to the October 4, 1942 page.

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Here is a view looking up Broadway from Battery Park as it appeared on October 1, 1942.  To see more Then and Now shots from that day please go to the October 1, 1942 page.

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A view of Trinity Church as it appeared on October 3, 1942.  Click here to see more Then and Now shots from that day.

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A view of Peck Slip as it appeared on September 27, 1941.  Click here to see more Then and Now shots from that day.

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A view looking east on Wall Street as it appeared on June 6, 1941.  Trinity Church is in the background, the New York Stock Exchange is on the left, and a statute of George Washington in front of Federal Hall is on the right.  Click here to see more Then and Now shots from that day.