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By On This Day in NYC's History

LET IT SNOW LET IT SNOW LET IT SNOW

On March 11, 1888: “The Great Blizzard” hit New York, dropping over 20 inches of snow on the city over a period of just three days.

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Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

A QUICK RECOMMENDATION

On March 11, 1961: The New York City Port Authority recommended that the city should build a “World Trade Center” in Lower Manhattan. Five years later, construction began.

J. Byrnes/ Hulton Archive/ Getty Images

J. Byrnes/ Hulton Archive/ Getty Images

BORN ON THIS DAY: THOMAS HASTINGS

On March 11, 1860: Brilliant New York City architect Thomas Hastings was born.  Hasting was the chief architect of the New York City Public Library. He was also the architect of Henry Clay Frick’s mansion on 5th Avenue, now known as the home of the Frick Collection.

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Donald Bowers/ Getty Images Entertainment/ Getty Images

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