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The Chrysler Building (William Van Allen, 1930, left), and Chrysler Building East (Reinhard, Hofmeister & Walquist,1952, right). View looking north from 40th Street. 1953.

Photo: Wurts Bros.

Source: Donald Martin Reynolds, “The Architecture of New York City. History and Views of Important Structures, Sites and Symbols” (New York. Macmillan. 1984).

The 102-story Empire State Building. 350 Fifth Avenue, west block between 33rd to 34th streets. Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, 1929-1931. View looking southwest from Lincoln Building. 1952.

Photo: Hulton Archives

Source: Bill Harris “The World Trade Center. A Tribute” (Philladelphia, Courage Books, 2001).

The 56-story Art Deco’s Chanin Building. 122 East 42nd Street, on the west side of Lexington Avenue between 41st. to 42nd. Streets. Irwin S. Chanin-Sloan & Robertson, architects, 1928. 

View looking southwest from 42nd Street and Third Avenue, in Spring, 1954. The parking lot in foreground, below Lexington Avenue will be replace by the future Socony-Mobil 45-story skyscraper. 

Buildings behind Chanin Building are 275 Madison Avenue (Kenneth Franzheim, 1931) and 100 Park Avenue (Kahn & Jacobs, 1949) at left, and Lincoln Building (James Edwin Ruthver Carpenter, 1930) at rfight.

Photo: Wurts Bros.

Source: Donald Martin Reynolds, “The Architecture of New York City. History and Views of Important Structures, Sites and Symbols” (New York. Macmillan. 1984).

Aerial view looking southwest of Midtown Manhattan in Spring, 1954. The Empire State Building (Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, 1931) are at left with the United Nations headquarters (Wallace K. Harrison, 1948-1952), Daily News (Hood & Howells, 1930) and Chrysler Building (William Van Allen, 1930), at center.

Photo: Unknown.

Source: “A Pictorial Booklet of the United Nations” (Boston, A Natural Color.Co. Publication, Circa, 1960).