Sid Kaplan: Deconstruction Of The Third Avenue El

Sid Kaplan: Deconstruction Of The Third Avenue El


In 1955, a 17-year-old Sid Kaplan witnessed the dismantling of New York City’s Third Avenue Elevated line, and launched a 60-year photography career. Featuring over forty of Kaplan’s photographs taken between June 1955 and May 1956, alongside selected artifacts from the Transit Museum’s collections, Deconstruction of the Third Avenue El: Photographs by Sid Kaplan, captures a unique perspective of the removal of a hulking steel structure, the hard-working people who dismantled it, and the ever-changing landscape of New York City.

Sid Kaplan
Deconstruction Of The Third Avenue El
March 24 – July 8

New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex & Store
87 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10001
www.nytransitmuseum.org

Deconstruction of the Third Avenue El: Photographs by Sid Kaplan

Deconstruction of the Third Avenue El: Photographs by Sid Kaplan

Southeast corner of 42nd Street

Southeast corner of 42nd Street by Sid Kaplan

84th Street Station

84th Street Station by Sid Kaplan

78th Street, taken from a dentist’s office

78th Street, taken from a dentist’s office by Sid Kaplan

9th Street Station

9th Street Station by Sid Kaplan

The Third Avenue Elevated line running past Cooper Union (on the left)

The Third Avenue Elevated line running past Cooper Union (on the left) by Sid Kaplan

Near the 84th Street station

Near the 84th Street station by Sid Kaplan


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