Another view, this time from the topside, of the Western Gateway Bridge and its approach into Scotia. I always loved the concrete lattice details, which on the “new” bridge were replaced by steel guiderails and chain link fence, which I’m sure is lovely to someone (perhaps a junkyard dog), but not to me. (The Troy-Menands bridge still has similar lattice work on its approach on the Troy side.) The light poles were majestic.
The November 1916 issue of “The Elevator Constructor,” the official organ of the International Union of Elevator Constructors (part of […]
Speaking of Schenectady staples, that faded WGY Coin and Stamp sign was on the side of an old building, now […]
Another old picture from a stray wander around Schenectady, already 10 years ago. On an old concrete wall underneath the […]
Ripley’s “Romance of a Great Factory” from 1919 gives us an unsurprisingly romantic view of the Schenectady General Electric works […]
Charles Ripley’s “Romance of a Great Factory” is a 1919 love letter to the Schenectady General Electric works, printed by […]
Last week we mentioned that Edgar Smith’s dry air refrigerator, a product of Albany manufacture, was featured at the Centennial […]