21 November 2005
NYTimes: 1955 Vision of an 2005 City: Times Square Dies but 2nd Ave. Has a Subway [clip-h]
Thought this was a fascinating glimpse of the past and where we thought we would
be. This is quite interesting from both a real-estate and demographic perspective.
+ attached gif
1955 Vision of an 2005 City: Times Square Dies but 2nd Ave. Has a Subway
By SAM ROBERTS
Published: November 21, 2005
TV antennas were beginning to sprout on rooftops like spindly metallic weeds,
the alternate-side parking minuet was just being choreographed and air raid
sirens still rumbled daily at noon in 1955 when New Yorkers paused briefly to
contemplate a city "strained almost to bursting" after the "tensest quarter
century" in its history.
Titled "Our Changing City," a 20-part series of articles in The New York Times
painted a largely optimistic panorama of the century's second half.....
See OLD 1955 PDFs at:
Our Changing City
In 1955, The New York Times ran a series that ran predictions about the future
of New York....