Vintage Photo Shows Aerial View of Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan Circa 1981

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A 1981 view looking southwest: Wallabout Bay and East River (foreground), Hudson River (at right), Upper New York Bay (left) and Newark Bay in the distance.

This great aerial photograph of Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan was snapped in 1981 by George Lewis from an airplane. The most notable element in the photograph is the original World Trade Center buildings towering over the rest of the skyline.

via /r/nyc

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