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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).

Wall Street skyscrapers from the top of Irving Trust Building looking east in June of 1938. Bankers Trust Building (Trowbridge & Livingston, 1912) is on foreground, on left. The 71-story Bank of Manhattan Building (Henry Craig Severance-Yasuo Matusi, 1930) is on the center dominating the skyline. 35-story setback pyramid 120 Wall Street Building(Ely Jacques Kahn, 1930) is on background, at right.

Photo: Berenice Abbott

Source: Bonnie Yochelson “Berenice Abbott: Changing New York” (New York, The New Press, The Museum of the City of New York. 2008).

Floodlights lighting the top of the new 102-story Empire State Building (Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, 1931) the night of May 4th, 1931, three days after of the building’s official dedication. The rich Art Deco architecture skyscrapers on foreground is the Bricker Casino and 1400 Broadway Building (Ely Jacaques Kahn, 1931). The old Metropolitan Life Tower (Napoleon Le Brun, 1909) are visible at right, background.

Photo: New York Daily News.