425 park avenue

New International Style boxing glass skyscrapers at east Midtown Manhattan meanly, in Park Avenue. Night view looking northeast from the 70-story RCA Building’s observation deck, in early 1963.

Buildings at left are 425 Park Avenue (Kahn & Jacobs, 1957), DuMont (James Edwin Ruthver Carpenter, 1931) and Lever House (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1952). Buildings at center are the First National City Bank (Carson & Lundin-Kahn & Jacobs, 1961), Seagram (Ludwig Mies van der Rohe-Phillip Johnson-Kahn & Jacobs, 1958 and Manufactures Hannover Trust (Emery Roth & Sons, 1961)., Buildings at right are Grolier (Sylvan & Robert Bien, 1959), General Electric (Cross & Cross, 1931) and ITT (Emery Roth & Sons, 1961).

Photo: Lenars/Atlas

Source: Thomas Page. “New York” (New York, Crescent Books, 1980).