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31 Photos of New York's Landmarks Rising from the Ground

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Construction in New York is a never-ending saga. Whether it's the city's next iconic skyscraper, a neighborhood-changing sports arena, or just an ugly office box, the building of buildings never seems to cease. But this is nothing new. Every Big Apple landmark?from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Chrysler Building to the Statue of Liberty?was, at one time or another, simply a construction site. Here now, we have 31 historic photos showing some of the city's most famous structures rise from the ground.
· Construction Watch archives [Curbed]

Chrysler Building

, Manhattan, NY 10174