New York Telephone Switching Building. 811 Tenth Avenue between West 53rd to 54th streets, Kahn & Jacobs. Architects, 1961-1963. View of the building in the fall of 1963.

Photo: New York Telephone, Co.

Source:  “Circle Line covers the waterfront” (New York, Circle Line, 1968).


1970 Citroën DS 21 

Speaking of design triumphs, the iconic DS is nothing if not one of the best designs in automotive history. This handsome example was parked conspicuously outside the Baccarat Hotel on West 53rd Street. It sports two-tone paint, gold badges and a whimsical “Louis XV” vanity tag, and was not among those Dee Esses that gathered for the French car rally we covered back in 2011.