A gorgeous noir-like cutaway of an atomic pile by Alexander Leydenfrost. But why does the drawing look so vague and devoid of details? Partially, that was the Leydenfrost style. His Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel cutaway drawing shows that he emphasized moody shadows and light over the cool and the technical. But mainly, at the time of this […]
Illustrations by Alexander Leydenfrost.
The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel was new in 1950, when Alexander Leydenfrost drew this cutaway. At 9,117 feet, it is the longest continuous underwater tunnel in North America, according to Wikipedia. Click to Enlarge to 818 x 771 px: Source: Popular Mechanics May 1950