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The lighterage pier from a distance.  The fall weather has caused the plants to turn various shades of brown and gold, making it appear as if the location was in a prairie somewhere in the Midwest.



A frontal view of the tilting lighterage pier.
 
 

Photograph courtesy of Bernard Ente.



All of the steel cross-beams that were installed during the construction of the lighterage pier could not keep the pier from sinking under its own weight.  It would be interesting to see what this building would have looked liked today if it was properly maintained during its lifespan.



A southerly view of the lighterage pier, as seen from the Hudson River Park Greenway.  This is a fairly large structure that is not going to be dismantled anytime soon.



A view of the lighterage pier, the elevated West Side Highway, and a portion of the Upper West Side skyline from the Hudson River.



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