[Used here through courtesy of Southern Folger Detention Equipment Co.]
The 9th 1930s Rikers virtual tour close-up shows most of the rectangular storage building with its interior courtyard. Click the image to see the structure whole. Use your browser's "back" button to return here.
In both views, the structure is unfinished. For example, its vehicular entrance lacks a paved roadway. In fact, identifying the vehicular entrance in the close-up is difficult because of the roadway lack. Use the small image right to help you locate that entrance.
Compare the above with the close-up version of the completed storage building in the 1948 aerial photo. Use your browser's "back" button to return here.
In the water are what appear to be pilings and a semi-submerged frame of some sort. Could they be remnants of landfill operations? See close-up scene in 1920s Scenes of Rikers Rising from the River. Use your browser's "back" button to return here.
The pilings are still visible in the 1948 aerial view. Use your browser's "back" button to return here.
Veteran current and former NYC DOC staffers and others who can correct, refine, enhance and increase the information in the close-up image caption above are invited to do so. Include the close-up's virtual tour image number in your e-mail to the firstname.lastname@example.org
9th of 10 detail views of 1930s Rikers Island aerial photo