Apr 4, 2018
Jun 17, 2013

Dropping a Wall

The Destruction of Lower Manhattan

Dropping a Wall

1967–68, printed 2007

Danny Lyon

(American, 1942-)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 30.9 x 20.7 cm (12 3/16 x 8 1/8 in.); Paper: 35.4 x 27.7 cm (13 15/16 x 10 7/8 in.); Matted: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)

Gift of George Stephanopoulos 2012.421



Lyon spent many days with the demolition men, watching them level Beekman Street. “My respect for them grew tremendously,” he recalls. “They do a difficult and dangerous job very well and it’s a mistake to think that they feel anything but pride for their work.”

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