Description This is an editioned print, taken on my first ascension of the bridge in 2006. Please contact me for details on purchasing the 20'x30' editioned prints.This view looks eastward (toward Roosevelt Island and Queens) from the top of the Queensboro Bridge's western tower.New York's Queensboro Bridge is a cantilever bridge, with four irregularly-spaced towers that step across the East River and over Roosevelt Island. Including approaches, the bridge is well over a mile long.It was completed in 1909, and it opened up Queens for both residential and commercial development. (Queens had only become part of NYC a few years before, in the 1898 consolidation of the boroughs.)In the upper right of this picture is the Citicorp building in Long Island City, the tallest building in Queens. Closer to the foreground of the picture is Roosevelt Island. For many years, the Queensboro Bridge provided the only automobile access to Roosevelt Island, via a car-sized elevator that carried cars and people down from the bridge deck.
Steve Duncan, Brooklyn, NY Member Since February 2010 Artist Statement As an urban historian & photographer, I try to peel back the layers of a city to see what's underneath. From the tops of bridges to the depths of sewer tunnels, these explorations of the urban environment help me puzzle together the interconnected, multi-dimensional history and complexity of the world's great cities.
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