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A maze of parkways near Queens Boulevard, presenting a “pattern of progress.” An Aug. 8, 1955, story, with another aerial photo, described the rapid development of Queens — “the spaces are fulling up,” wrote Milton Bracker. “The imprint of the future is already visible on the still naked ground near by” what is now J.F.K. Airport, he added. “The imprint — as if the foot of an unseen cubistic monster had set itself down long enough to depress and darken the fill — is unmistakable from the crystal overlook of the airport control tower.” Photo: Meyer Liebowitz/The New York Times
A maze of parkways near Queens Boulevard, presenting a “pattern of progress.” An Aug. 8, 1955, story, with another aerial photo, described the rapid development of Queens — “the spaces are fulling up,” wrote Milton Bracker. “The imprint of the future is already visible on the still naked ground near by” what is now J.F.K. Airport, he added. “The imprint — as if the foot of an unseen cubistic monster had set itself down long enough to depress and darken the fill — is unmistakable from the crystal overlook of the airport control tower.” Photo: Meyer Liebowitz/The New York Times

A maze of parkways near Queens Boulevard, presenting a “pattern of progress.” An Aug. 8, 1955, story, with another aerial photo, described the rapid development of Queens — “the spaces are fulling up,” wrote Milton Bracker. “The imprint of the future is already visible on the still naked ground near by” what is now J.F.K. Airport, he added. “The imprint — as if the foot of an unseen cubistic monster had set itself down long enough to depress and darken the fill — is unmistakable from the crystal overlook of the airport control tower.” Photo: Meyer Liebowitz/The New York Times

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