Surreal photos of the beach that briefly existed west of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, in the early 80s. The site, created out of landfill material from the excavations to build the WTC, would later become Battery Park City
On the same site, in the summer of 1982, conceptual artist Agnes Denes planted and harvested two acres of wheat for her installation ‘Wheatfield’ - one of the most memorable images of Manhattan ever created 
Battery Park City circa 1974 [1,2]; now [3,4]
Just realised that the second picture must be a lot earlier than 1974 - groundbreaking on the WTC site has just taken place, so it must be around 1968. This photo is from 1971
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