October 27th is a double birthday! Today marks the 111th anniversary of the IRT’s first train ride from City Hall in 1904 and the 92nd birthday of the late American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, creator of “Times Square Mural”, born on this day in 1923. The iconic “Times Square Mural”, Lichtenstein’s last public work, gives a nod to both the past and the future with the retro-futuristic bullet shaped car zipping through the heart of New York City. Hear more about Lichtenstein’s mural in this MTA Arts & Design podcast!
Good night #London! Super shot from @peppyhere taking in he majesty of #TowerBridge. 😍 Don’t forget to vote on @nihiwatu_resort_sumbaisland for your favourite finalist of our photo competition. There’s 4 incredible contestants and only one winner! Check it out. ❤️ // #thisislondon #cityhall #morelondon (at The View from The Shard)
Scanned negatives from the construction of city hall, 1871-1901. These particular workers were responsible for the design and completion of the enormous statues that still reside atop city hall. The first two images are of the Tacony workshop where the statues were fabricated, the last two are of the iconic William Penn statue on-site.