. Describe The Conditions Of Nyc In 1887. To What

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New York City in 1887 was a well-established suburban society. With the population explosion and an unparalleled construction period that encouraged the building of equally appealing and advantageous structures, such as commercial offices, lavigant homes, and public service stations, all influenced by the taste of its architect. These remarkable structures came with a cost expensive to the public, despite their mesmerizing effects to the people. However, the pride that came with the new buildings, for example amphitheaters, was very rewarding to the city and its people. Official buildings, such as schools, court houses, hospitals and capitals were opened just as much as recreational and monumental structures, such as department stores and the Brooklyn Bridge were constructed. The size and diversity of NYC made it appear as a “great society”, especially when looking at it through the aristocratic perspective from mansions, skyscrapers and even while shopping in Saks Fifth Avenue. At the same time, New York City was a backward society in the midst of this production. A majority of NYC’s population included people who could not afford the extravagant aristocratic lifestyle as described in the “great society.” In fact, the lived in cramped neighborhoods and tenements that were unsanitary for decent living conditions in which four families were forced to share three rooms. As the city boasted improvements and advancements by the 20th century, the poor never gained any benefit. Immigrants populated much of the lower class population living in building that were convenient versus comfortable. While technology allegedly was supposed to move city life forward for the entire population of 3.5 million, it only helped those who could afford it, the wealthy upper class. All in all, social Darwinism took place during this time. The wealthy lived well while the poor worked and
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