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NYPL pre-visit reflection

New York Public Library is well known for its magnificent exterior and interiors. I had chance to visit and tour the inside the library years ago, I was really impressed by their multiple divided reading rooms structure and main reading room’s ceiling decoration. Also, they have great book collections in the library and their branch right across the 5th avenue. From the reading, it was good to know how they put old maps together into digitized version and open to public to access their online resources.
I’m really looking forward to going this site visit. And I’m going to find out how I can use this map efficiently in our group project.

Five Primary Sources: Technology

Five Primary Sources for Water Infrastructure system by the time of technology development.

1. Book Title: Brooklyn! An Illustrated History
Author: Temple University Press, Philadelphia 19122
Published 1996

Available at NYCCT Ursula C. Schwerin Library Reference (F 129 .B7 S69 1996).

This book introduces a brief of history that why tenement building in Brooklyn waterfront area had become ‘slum area’ in 1850’s.

2. Government official website.
New York City Department of Environmental Protection
History of New York City’s Water Supply System
Available at
This article introduces not only a history of New York City’s water supply infrastructure, also today’s water supply system and regulations too.

3. Magazine: Popular Science: vol. 35
Published in December 1932
Title: World’s Longest Water Tunnel
Available at

The article introduced new technology in water tunnel system and its pros and cons.

4. Book title: The Encyclopedia of New York City
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press ; New York : New-York Historical Society, 1995
Contributor: Jackson, Kenneth T.
Available at New York Publick Library

This book contained the information about New York City’s first public water system: collect pond.

5. History of Plumbing in America
First published in July 1987, P & M magazine
Available at