Nineteenth Century Suspension Bridges
Development / History / Infrastructure / New York City

Nineteenth Century Suspension Bridges


During the nineteenth century there was a shift in materials used for construction; iron and concrete gained significant popularity. With these heavier materials and increased desire for functionalism, architects sought new advances to technology to support weight. The bridges of the time are the greatest remnants of their success. The iron suspension bridge was introduced in … Continue reading

Electronics / Historic Preservation / Landmark Preservation Committee

Historic Touring Gone Mobile


To Happen Upon City Landmarks, by Way of an App. By Kerri MacDonald. Article Here. Steve Romalewski, head of the CUNY Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research has developed an application called Landmarks:New York. The app makes it possible for your phone to use it’s GPS capabilities in order to list all declared or semi-declared … Continue reading

Rare Glimpses of New York City Infrastructure
Infrastructure / Photography

Rare Glimpses of New York City Infrastructure


What holds us together… Stanley Greenberg is a photographer based out of New York who documents the inner-workings and infrastructure of the city. He shoots in large format black and white, and he’s taken pictures in some very exclusive sites with special permission from the state government. His pictures are very visually striking, and some … Continue reading