25 November 2016

World Championship Back to the Future

Let's travel in time back to an early view of the venue for the 2016 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship match: FULTON FISH MARKET • CITY OF NEW YORK • DEPARTMENT OF MARKETS ('Taken on May 29, 2011').

Manhattan Waterfront Greenway © Flickr user The City Project under Creative Commons.

The description links to New York Architecture Images - Fulton Fish Market, which says,

South Street Seaport • As commerce moved north and west during the mid-19th century, the city's first seaport was transformed into a food supply center (the Fulton Fish Market opened in 1835). From the late 19th century through the mid 20th century, the area was largely abandoned, surviving only as a wholesale fish district and yachting dock.

In the 1960s interest in the seaport was revived as the building industry returned to lower Manhattan. After a twenty-year debate over the future of the area, Thompson and Rouse & Company redeveloped the seaport according to a formula used at Boston's Quincy Market and Baltimore's Harbor Place.

That's the Brooklyn Bridge in the background.

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