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32 Strangely Beautiful Pictures Of NYC In The 1970s

Some things never change.

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The twin towers of the World Trade Center are seen under construction along the Hudson River in 1970. To the left of the building is New York City's first skyscraper, the Woolworth Building.

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Fans attempt to take apart Yankee Stadium in New York City, on the last day of the season on September 30th, 1973. It was the last day of the old stadium, in use since 1923, prior to a large renovation of the building.

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Firefighters in the Bronx battle flames in one of the many fires raging in stores throughout New York City during the blackout of 1977. The blackout across New York City lasted 25 hours and was infamously marked by looting and chaos.

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In winter 1971, a large Christmas peace message reading "War Is Over!" was plastered on a billboard in New York City from John Lennon and Yoko Ono. The message protested against US involvement in the Vietnam War and was simultaneously displayed at Montreal, Toronto, Los Angeles, and at six European cities (left). John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono speak at a peace rally in Bryant Park on April 22nd, 1972 (right). The rally and march of some 30,000 persons in New York City was part of a nationwide day of protests and demonstrations against U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.

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Children fly a kite in a street bordered with fire-gutted buildings in the South Bronx section of New York City in 1977. That year, the Carter Administration agreed to revive urban renewal projects in an effort to revive the neighborhood.

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