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Compare New York City’s Past and Present in a New App

by admin on October 2, 2017
Compare New York City’s Past and Present in a New App
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The museum’s first app is a virtual walking tour of New York City through time. You can compare present-day New York City landmarks to what they looked like in the late 1800s. The app also lets you explore images of some of the 100 Gilded Age objects on display in the exhibit and read detailed histories of people and places like William Vanderbilt and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here are just a few time-traveling destinations in the app:

The home of J.P. Morgan, Jr., now the Morgan Library and Museum (with a building addition by Renzo Piano) Left: 1912 ; Right: 2014. Image Credits: Library of Congress; Harlan Erskine.

The Plaza Hotel. Left: 1907; Right: 2014. Image Credits: The Byron Company courtesy the Museum of the City of New York, 93.1.1.6466; Harlan Erskine.

The one-time headquarters of Lord and Taylor is currently home to a Brooks Brothers and an Equinox. Left: 1908; Right: 2014. Image Credits: Museum of the City of New York X2010.7.1.4016; Harlan Erskine.

The Siegel-Cooper department store, now home to Bed, Bath & Beyond, Marshalls and T.J. Maxx. Left: 1896; Right: 2014. Image Credits: Byron Company courtesy the Museum of the City of New York 93.1.1.18154; Harlan Erskine

Download “A Walk Through Gilded New York” for iPhone or Android and see more stunning photos.

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