Colorized by artist jecinci, this great vintage photograph from 1908 shows the construction of the Manhattan Bridge, as seen from Washington St. and Water St. in the neighborhood that is now known as DUMBO. The tower seen here is on the Brooklyn Side, and would later become one of the most photographed spots in the entire City due to the 1932 construction of the Empire State Building, which, when viewed from this angle, appears directly beneath the towers, framed by incredible brick buildings on both sides and cobblestone below. Here is a Google StreetView of what it looks like today:
And here is the original vintage photograph, uncolorized.
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