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Sweatshops and sleeping rough: poverty in New York City 100 years ago – in pictures

Photographer Jacob A Riis was one of the most famous among those who worked for housing reform at the turn of the last century, a time of top-hatted industrialists and tiny tenement apartments.

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Skyscraper city: how New York was built – in pictures

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Skyscraper city: how New York was built – in pictures

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Skyscraper city: how New York was built – in pictures

The construction of the Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway, New York City, 1911

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Skyscraper city: how New York was built – in pictures