[Postcard, Future New York, 1900, Future, Toekomst, Ships] Postcard “Futre New York, The city of Skyscrapers”, made by Moses King, published around 1911, 14 x 7 cm.

M9329a. Futuristic postcard, 14 x 7 cm, small damages in the corners. Text on the back: FUTURE NEW YORK will be pre-eminently the city of skyscrapers. The first steel frame structure that was regarded as a skyscraper was the Tower Building at 50 Broadway, a ten story structure 129 feet high. There are now over a thousand building of that height in Manhattan. The best known skyscrapers are the Singer Building, 612 feet high, the Metropolitan Building, 700 feet high; and the Woolworth Tower which towers above them all and rises to a height of 790 feet. The proposed Pan American Building is to be 801 feet high.

Utopian New Rok had a lot of levels, with a system of elevated trains and towering skyscrapers.

Postcard send to Mej. Gosselaar, Spoorstraat te Delfzijl, Groningen. Sender: F. Deisz. Send from a steamship: S.S. Turbinia, liggende te New York, N. Amerika.

De Turbinia was het eerste stoomschip met een stoomturbine. Het werd gebouwd als experimenteel schip in 1894 en liet tijdens de Spithead Navy Review in 1897 zien waartoe het in staat was. Hiermee werd de standaard gezet voor de volgende generatie stoomschepen.

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