JF Ptak Science Books Post 1118
This is a simple, non-analytical image dump for some in a continuing series on images of New York City in fantastical and improbable situations--there's artwork that show the city being consumed by glaciers, drowned by the tide, ripped from the Earth and flung into the sun, floating in the sea, floating in space, sunken, and of course simply attacked by any number of different things, though most of those weren't real. There is of course the great unknown classic that I stumbled across--the duplicate NYC on a duplicate Earth orbiting the Earth ((?!) and pictured at the end of this post). I doubt that there's enough for a dictionary of disasters, though there's plenty for a Doomsday Book.
For example the first image for this post shows a domed New York City--and in this scifi sub-classic, like other major cities of the United States, NYC was suffering a catastrophic attack by winged snake monsters. I don't know why the dome is exploding because the snakes don't appear to be armed.
This does remind me of an image from the mind of Buckminster Fuller, who came up with an extraordinarily bad idea to protect NYC against thermonuclear weapons. (Fuller's dome appears here.)
Then there's this magnificent cover for November, 1929, featuring a tentacled flying saucer removing the Woolworth Building into outer space (as well as the Eiffel Tower by another brethern craft (the Earth appearing again, as nearly usual, without cloud cover):
And yet another destroyed Woolworth Building, this from January 1929, featuring an enormous glacier attacking the City:
And this vision of a decimated NYC, coming at the hands of giant hovering mining/missile space aliens:
And of course, the duplicate NYC on Extra Earth: