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Aerial view looking northwest of Manhattan Island and Brooklyn Heighs. Early 1963.

Photo: The Port of New York Authority

Source: Rai Y. Okamoto, Frank E. Williams and Et Al. “Urban Design Manhattan. Regional Plan Association” (New York, The Viking Press, 1969).

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Aerial view of Manhattan island in the Fall of 1972. View looking northeast showing the Financial Distric at foreground with the new 110-story Twin Towers of World Trade Center (Minoru Yamasaki-Emery Roth & Sons, 1973-74) nearing completion and the Battery Park City’s landfill. Midtown Manhattan skyscrapers are visible above, at left, and it is dominated by the Empire State Building (Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, 1931). The Rockefeller Center and Pan Am Building are visibles. Above Midtown is Central Park.

Photo: Shostal Associates, New York.

Source: “Atlas Universal Planeta” (Barcelona, Spain. Editorial Planeta, 1980).

Aerial view of Midtown Manhattan looking south in October of 1967 showing the 50-story General Motors Building (Edward Durell Stone-Emery Roth & Sons, 1968) and behind it apperars the Pan Am Building (Emery Roth & Sons-Walter Gropius-Pietro Belluschi, 1963) and Park Avenue modern towers is on the left. The 102-story Empire State Building (Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, 1931), above, in the center, dominate the skyline. The Rockefeller Center and the Avenue of the Americas’ skyscraper corridor is on the right. 

Photo: Louis B. Schlivek.

Source: Rai Y. Okamoto, Frank E. Williams and Et Al. “Urban Design Manhattan. Regional Plan Association” (New York, The Viking Press, 1969).