w.r. grace building

Night view of Midtown Manhattan skyscrapers looking south from the top of R.C.A. Building, on Rockefeller Center in March, 1972. 

The 102-story Empire State Building (Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, 1931), fully illuminated, dominates the skyline in the center. The 110-story Twin Towers of World Trade Center (Minoru Yamasaki-Emery Roth & Sons, 1973-1974) under construction are in background. The 58-story Art Deco 500 Fifth Avenue Tower (Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, 1931) is on the left. 

Building boom in the Avenue of Americas’ skyscraper row, at right, on foreground,  with three new International Style supertowers under construction: 50-story white travertine marble and black-tinted glass W.R. Grace Building (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1973), the new 40-story New York Telephone Tower (Kahn & Jacobs, 1974) and the steel skeleton of the new 47-story 1166 Avenue of the Americas (Skidmnore, Owings & Merrill, 1974) rises up, below. The 45-story 1133 Avenue of the Americas Building (Emery Roth & Sons, 1969) are visible on the extreme right with the 41-story 1411 Broadway Building (Irwin Chanin, 1969) and the new 57-story One Penn Plaza (Kahn & Jacobs, 1972, in darkness) are visible on background.

Photo: ALPHA.

Source: Manhattan Post Card, Co. Dexter Press, Inc.