Jun 17, 2013

It Took Over Six Months to Bring Down the Fourteen Stories of 100 Gold Street

It Took Over Six Months to Bring Down the Fourteen Stories of 100 Gold Street

1966–1967

Danny Lyon

(American, 1942-)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 23.2 x 29.9 cm (9 1/8 x 11 3/4 in.); Paper: 27.7 x 35.4 cm (10 7/8 x 13 15/16 in.)

Gift of George Stephanopoulos 2012.427

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The demolition of 100 Gold Street proved to be a long process, as Lyon observed: “The hand-mixed concrete had to be smashed with a punch, and then the steel reinforcement rods had to be cut with burners. With all the buildings disappearing around it, 100 Gold seemed somehow to always still be there. Its last two floors were pulverized by a shovel and ball.”

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Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph

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