Exhibition opening: HOW NEW YORK BECAME THE EMPIRE CITY
HOW NEW YORK BECAME THE EMPIRE CITY The Aqueduct from Croton to Manhattan
By the 1830’s New York City had depleted its own natural fresh water resources. The 300,000 citizens voted in 1834 to approve an expensive and daring project to bring “pure and wholesome” water to the city through an aqueduct 41 miles long, forever changing the fortunes of the city.
This exhibition shows in detail how this miracle of engineering was accomplished. Architectural drawings, many unseen since they were made, illustrations, maps and photographs give the context of how the successful Croton Aqueduct made New York the Empire City.
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