Originally four elevated lines were running in Manhattan, three of them were shut down during the world war. Only the »Third Avenue El« received a reprieve, its northern part even operated until 1973. But the main part from Chatham Square to The Bronx ceased operations on May 12, 1955. Pleterski documented the demolition of the tracks, but before he also captured the play of light and shadow cast by the steel structures.
Gelatin silver print, print date: 1980s
Image dimensions 39,6 x 29,4 cm (39,6 x 29,4 inch)
Object dimensions 40,6 x 30,5 cm (40,6 x 30,5 inch)
Mounting, Framing Archival mat board 60 x 50 cm
RC-coated paper, semi-glossy surface
Photographer's stamp on the reverse
Peter Coeln (ed.), Roland Pleterski. Drawn by the light, Vienna 2007, p. 23 (same series).
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