The recently completed 102-story Empire State Building (Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, 1931), with its empty office space completly illuminated in this night view looking southeast from the top of Continental Building, in 1932. Buildings are foreground are the 1400 Broadway and Bricker Casino Building (both of Ely Jacques Kahn, 1931). 

Photo: Samuel H. Gottscho.

Source: Donald Albrecht. “The Mithic City. Photographs of New York by Samuel H. Gottscho, 1925-1940” (New York. Museum of the City of New York-Princeton Architectural Press. 2005).


My humble tribute to the most beautiful, elegant and poignant show ever made. I miss @nbchannibal so much.

The title is an Italian musical term that literally means “dying away”; decrease in dynamics, perhaps also in tempo. 

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