As new methods of trade emerged by the mid-20th century, containerized shipping replaced the old labor-intensive methods and dramatically transformed New York's waterfront; part of the transition of the industrial city to a post-industrial metropolis. 'The Edge of New York: Waterfront Photographs' highlights that transition revealing the industrial waterfront of the 20th century and what it became. The historic photographs in the exhibition feature the working port as a site for manufacturing and commercial activity in the 1930s and 1940s, when it was at its peak but on the cusp of profound change. The historic photographs are complemented by recent work by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, which both documents the remnants of the industrial waterfront (such as warehouses, train tracks, and gantries) and demonstrates the current renewal of the shoreline.
Added by Upcoming Robot on August 24, 2009