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The 71-story Bank of Manhattan Building at 40 Wall Street. Henry Craig Severance-Yasuo Matsui, architects. 1929-1930. View looking northwest of the Bank of Manhattan tower in spring 1930, showing the steel skeleton of 51-story Irving Trust Building (Voorhes, Gmelin & Walker, 1931) at background, left.

Photo: Bettmann/Corbis. 

Source: Ric Burns, James Sanders, Lisa Ades. “New York, an illustrated history”. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1999.

Panoramic view looking west of Midtown Manhattan skyline. Circa, 1931. The Empire State Building (Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, 1931) are at left. Grand Central’s district skyscrapers are on the center at right of the picture, showing Chanin Building (Sloan & Robertson, 1929) and Chrysler Building (William Van Allen, 1930) at right.

Photo: Library of Congress. 

Source: Ric Burns, James Sanders, Lisa Ades, “New York, an illustrated history”. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1999.