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Land Ventilation Building, NYC, New York1926 Drawing
Mid-1920s drawing of a ventilation building built as part of the Holland Tunnel. Actual photo coming up next. And BTW, this building is still there, across from Canal Park, a triangular traffic island, essentially.
From one of the NY Public Library’s many, many amazing photo archives, "Photographs of the construction of the Holland Tunnel, 1919-1927."
From the database:

Contract No.13. Land ventilation building, New York, 1/19/26. 

Land Ventilation Building, NYC, New York
1926 Drawing

Mid-1920s drawing of a ventilation building built as part of the Holland Tunnel. Actual photo coming up next. And BTW, this building is still there, across from Canal Park, a triangular traffic island, essentially.

From one of the NY Public Library’s many, many amazing photo archives, "Photographs of the construction of the Holland Tunnel, 1919-1927."

From the database:

Contract No.13. Land ventilation building, New York, 1/19/26. 

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    I HAVE ALWAYS WONDERED WHAT THIS BUILDING WAS FOR! Is it literally an air shaft for the tunnel?
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