avenue for the arts

Telephoto view looking north of Midtown Manhattan skyscrapers from Empire State Building’s 86th floor observatory in the Fall of 1961. At left, foreground is the 500 Fifth Avenue tower (Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, 1931), and the 52-story Union Carbide glass and aluminum tower (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1960) can be seen at extreme right.

Photo: Acacia Card Company.