posted by Elizabeth Fama
Hey kids, here are some old pictures that are fun and informative!
First, an architectural elevation of the revetment between 39th Street and 56th Street (built in the early 1930s):
Notice how the original bulkhead hardly resembles the deteriorated little toothpicks and dental floss that we have at all:
Finally, here's a photo of the way a step-stone revetment appeared at completion, in 1922:
But let's get back to that promenade above. The one you could walk along with your beau, your heels, your long skirt, your white gloves, and your parasol, in 1922.
Today you'd better have your hiking boots on, and keep your hands free, because there is no promenade left: