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A large crane starts to dismantle the old pier.

The following companies once occupied the old piers in this area: Lehigh Valley Railroad (pier 66), Erie Railroad (pier 67), D.L.&W Railroad (pier 68).  A gap exists between what would have been piers 69-71.  The New York Central Railroad occupied piers 72 and 73, and the NYC Fire Department had a pier at pier 74.  The piers ran from West 25th Street to West 34th Street in this area.

The old wooden float bridge at pier 66 has been declared eligible for the Register, and it has been shipped to Staten Island so that restoration efforts can commence.  Once the restoration is completed, it will be shipped back to New York, and will be placed in its original location so that future generations can look at this salvaged piece of maritime/railroad history.



A wide-angle view of the Hudson River shoreline of midtown Manhattan.



One of the older cement piers is now being used as a heliport for helicopters.  Helicopters are parked on the docks, and one helicopter is taking off.



Large cement storage garages grace on of the piers.  The Javitt's Center resides in background.



The old United States Lines building.  The United States Lines occupied piers 58-62.



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