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The Arch Through the Years

The Washington Square Arch has long been a symbol of both Greenwich Village and New York University. Here's a look at how it, and the neighborhood, has changed over the past century.

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Original Arch, 1889

Under construction, 1890s

Looking down 5th Avenue, 1920s

In the fountain, 1930s

Drive through, 1940s

The Arch, 50s style

Protest, 1968

All wrapped up, 1980



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