New York and New Jersey: February 1970.
Watercolor paintings on paper, each about 13 x 20 inches. Matted, with minor wear, numbered on verso. Item #267900
Nicholas Solovioff (1927-1994) was the artist in residence of the Port of New York Authority. He made the most of this opportunity and completed a series of paintings of the early construction of the World Trade Center towers. No doubt these drawings of the early stages of construction -- all from Feb. 1970, were commissioned by the Port Authority and are of unquestionable documentary and artistic value to a legendary architectural project. One depicts the exposed girders of one of the towers under construction, and another appears to depict the antenna. The other three document an unusual obstacle faced by the construction crew in February of 1970. A tugboat strike halted the usual system of bringing girders to the site by boat. After efforts to use helicopters failed, the massive girders were trucked through the Lincoln Tunnel.
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