The Landmarks of New York
The city’s landmarks embrace New York’s history as told not only through documents such as those in the collections of the New-York Historical Society but also through the buildings where its citizens have lived, worked, and worshipped; through the parks which have provided respite from the city streets; through public monuments which adorn neighborhoods; and even the cemeteries which tell stories of those buried there.
Since 1965, when the New York City Landmarks law was instituted, more than 30,000 structures and environments throughout the five boroughs have been designated as landmarks and thus protected from destruction. New York’s law, passed after citizens’ outrage over the razing of Pennsylvania Station, became the benchmark upon which worldwide preservation movements have been built.
The New York Photo Review: The Landmarks of New York