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Museum Of New York Analysis

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The Museum of the City of New York has allowed people to learn about the city's history. The exhibition New York at it Core exposes people to the different faces that the city has undergone. It is divided into 3 parts “Port City” (1609–1898), “World City” (1898-2012), and “Future City Lab.” The exhibition illustrates the city's long history of immigration and change. First, as a dutch colony, New Amsterdam, follow by being a British colony to the modern city that it is today. The 3 parts are divided into four major themes density, diversity, money, and creativity. These themes are seen clearly in Port City, were density and money play a key point. By 1860 New York was an industrial city. It had become the nation's leading seaport “but also…show more content…
In addition, between the 1860s to 1890 the population of New York and Brooklyn had double from 1,174,779 to 2,507,414. The position of New York City as the leading economy in the country and its density during this period of time influence the life of Emily Warren Roebling.

Emily Warren Roebling was a well-known, famous, but at the same time obscure character to some extent. Unless someone were to search for her, most people wouldn't know the key role she played in the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.She was born on September 23, 1843, in Putnam County, New York. She was one of the twelve children of the New York State assemblymen Sylvanus Warren and his wife Phebe Lickley Warren. From a young age, Roeling was close to her brother, Gouverneur Kemble Warren, he was a general in the United States Army. Because of her close relationship with her brother, at the age of fifteen, he enrolled her in Georgetown Visitation Convent. This helped Roebling learned a variety of subjects like grammar, algebra, geography, history, and many others. At the age of 15, while visiting her brother Emily met Washington Roebling, ”who had been serving under her
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New York City’s leading seaport, factories, and banks which were controlled by Wall Street lead to it being the economic center of the nation. The need for an investment in infrastructure that would allow the transportation of goods faster and cheaper without the need of a ferry. Furthermore, there was a rapid population growth in New York and the need for housing demanded the expansion of the urban area. With the already developed relationship between Brooklyn and New York Emily’s role in completing this project allowed the city to progress financially and allowed people to move to less populated areas. It reduced the number of boats that were on the east river because people could now walk across the bridge between Brooklyn and New York City. Emily’s understanding of the importance of the bridge allowed her, a woman, to lead the worker that built the first steel-wire suspension bridge in the world that connected the two of the most populated areas of the country and the world at the time. The construction of the bridge paved the way to the consolidation of the five boroughs in
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