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Skyscrapers of New York City, from the North River (1903)

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This short film shows a panoramic view of Manhattan Island, as it appeared in 1903. The island is viewed from the North River (Hudson River), and the view moves down the west side of the ... See full summary »

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This short film shows a panoramic view of Manhattan Island, as it appeared in 1903. The island is viewed from the North River (Hudson River), and the view moves down the west side of the island towards The Battery. Both the waterfront and the skyline behind it are shown. Written by Snow Leopard

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New York City felhőkarcolói a North Riverről  »

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Abandoned City
24 May 2009 | by (www.moviemoviesite.com) – See all my reviews

As another reviewer has mentioned, this trip along the North River capturing the skyline of New York City in 1903 is probably of more interest to someone familiar with the US metropolis who can identify the changes between then and now. The film seems almost other-worldly because of the distinct lack of human life (for the most part - some people can be glimpsed on a boat as the camera glides past), which makes it seem as if someone is filming footage of an abandoned city. Films like this, recording real life images from over a century ago should really instill the viewer with a sense of wonder but it's ironic that the device that enables us to record such images is also the instrument that constricts time to a degree that footage such as this seems almost mundane...


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