The new 52-story dark black-tinted glass and travertine marble “bell-bottom” Solow Building. 9 West 57th Street. Gordon Bunshaft, architect from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1969-1974. Night view looking southwest of Solow Building from Fifth Avenue at Grand Army Plaza in the Spring of 1974. The old Plaza Hotel (Henry J. Harbenbergh, 1907).

Photo: Ezra Stoller/ESTO.

Source: Stern, Robert. A.M. Mellins, Thomas. Fishman, David. “New York 1960. Architecture and urbanism between the Second World War and the Bicentennial” (New York. The Monacelli Press. 1997).