Vintage Photograph of New York City's Rooftop Wooden Water Tanks in 1952

1952 New York
1952 New York

Much to our surprise, these water tanks are perched on top of most City buildings that are higher than five or six stories. In 1950s New York, photographer Andreas Feininger was able to capture the beauty of the City during wintertime with its the wooden tanks covered in a lightly dusted snow.

Emily O'Hanlon

Emily O'Hanlon

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Emily is a Long Island Native, with close ties to Queens and Brooklyn. She loves playing the ukulele, traveling to interesting cities, experimenting with different cuisines, and petting as many dogs as possible.

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