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).
Some rather striking images from a 1960 Civil Defense pamphlet created by New York State (“Survival In a Nuclear Attack”). I really like the “effects of radiation” image, and the one of the two people just calmly hanging out in their fallout shelter for two weeks.