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Danny Lyon. The destruction of Lower Manhattan


Danny Lyon

Fundación ICO
Museo ICO — Zorrilla, 3 28014 Madrid  

  • Mar-sáb / Tue-Sat:
    11.00 - 20.00 h
    Dom y fest / Sun and Hol: 10.00 h - 14.00 h

Entrada libre / Free admission
METRO: Sevilla | Banco de España. BICIMAD: Estaciones 28, 29






The destruction of Lower Manhattan is one of the most important photo essays of the twentieth century with the city as its focus, both for its beauty and for its documentary value, a record of what once was, of the houses of the dead, a unique place with more than a hundred years of history that would never again exist, replaced by new buildings that, just thirty years later, and in entirely different circumstances, would also be destroyed. Made with archaeological intent by Danny Lyon in 1967, at just twenty-five years old, it is a singular, lasting document of the demolition of twenty-four hectares of downtown, mostly nineteenth-century New York architecture, before its destruction in a wave of urban development.



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