In Brief

PSFK attended the opening of the exhibition Cars, Culture, and the City at the Museum of the City of New York. This is the first exhibition to explore New York City’s century-long relationship with the car.

Today begins PSFK’s week long coverage of the 2010 New York Auto Show. Throughout the week we’ll be sharing the new reveals from the show, design innovations, and new angles on automotive marketing. Before we get to all the new stuff, PSFK attended the opening of the exhibition Cars, Culture, and the City at the Museum of the City of New York.  This is the first exhibition to explore New York City’s century-long relationship with the car.

Contained in the exhibition are numerous historical technical drawings and illustrations for  infrastructure projects. On display are early renderings of the FDR Drive from noted architectural illustrator Hugh Ferriss. There are also plans for several projects that never got started. One set shows the proposed Lower Manhattan Freeway which would have run through the center of Soho. This controversial plan by Robert Moses was eventually voted down. The above illustration shows what it might have looked like.

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