How Manhattan’s Cityscape Was Remade After WWII

01/17/2023 in
How Manhattan’s Cityscape Was Remade After WWII

The Manhattan Project is the title famously given to the development of the atom bomb during World War II, but “the Manhattan Projects” is a term used to refer to a much different kind of venture: one of rebirth and renewal in New York City following the war. That’s according to author Samuel Zipp and his book “Manhattan Projects: The Rise and Fall of Urban Renewal in Cold War New York,” which focuses on major post-war construction projects in the city. 

To name a few: the United Nations headquarters, Stuyvesant Town, Lincoln Square and the large swaths of public housing in East Harlem. 

You can find out more about the pivotal period in the city’s history at the latest free event from the NYC Department of Records and Information Services, home of the city’s municipal archives and library. The virtual lecture comes on January 24 at 1 p.m., followed by a Q&A session. Find more information here, and register for the event here

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