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Traces of the Titanic's lasting memories in New York City.

While little of Titanic's story made it all the out to New York in 1912, some elements have survived the passage of time. Chelsea Piers was a landmark point of entry to Manhattan; architecturally they were impactful structures. The Carpathia brought in the survivors, first to Titanic's scheduled destination, Pier 59 to unload the lifeboats, Then returned to Pier 54. Pier 54's entrance structure remains to this day. Titanic's survivors would walked through this exact space. Below is what remains, including the Memorial downtown at the South Street Seaport and White Star Line's Office on Lower Broadway.

The Skylines of Manhattan, 1912 and 2012.


Chelsea Piers, New York Past and Present

Carpathia docking at Pier 59 unloading Titanic's Survivors and Lifeboats.


Top, White Star/Cunard Lines Pier 59, Below; Pier 54 Today, Photo Credit, Mikon Vienna


Left; Titanic Memorial Lighthouse, 2012 Right, Titanic Memorial Lighthouse 1913. Inset; Original Location, Seamen's Church Institute of New York.

Memorial Plaque Detail © Raisch Studios

White Star Line Publications, S.S. Baltic 1911; © Irving Davis Personal Collections

Left; White Star Line Offices, 9 Broadway. Right; Radio Shack in 2012; Crowds gather to hear news on the Titanic.Top; Getting Titanic News, Bottom; 9 Broadway in 2012.

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