Verizon Building, New York NY, John Carl Warnecke. © Christopher Payne/Esto
August 3, 2016
Christopher Payne photographs NYC’s Verizon Building for
The New Yorker

After years of trying to gain access, Christopher Payne and The New Yorker traveled inside New York City’s Verizon Building, which is adjacent to the World Trade Center, to document the end of copper landlines.

“The building, erected in the twenties for the New York Telephone Company, is an Art Deco masterpiece; inspired by Mayan temples, it features intricate metal and stone ornamentation, and murals depicting the history of long-distance communication.” —Raffi Khatchadourian

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