manhattan midtown

Skyscrapers under construction on the Avenue of the Americas area, north of Rockefeller Center in Fall of 1962. View looking southeast from Park Sheraton Hotel. Buildings under construction are the New York Hilton Hotel (William B. Tabler-Harrison & Abramovitz, 1963) at left; and the 45-story Sperry Rand Building (Emery Roth & Sons, 1963). The 42-story Equitable Life Assurance Building (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1961) are at right. Above it is the top of 70-story Rockefeller Center’s R.C.A. Building (Associated Architects, 1933).

Photo: Andreas Feininger.

Source: Andreas Feininger, Kate Simon. “New York” (New York, Viking Press, 1964).

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).