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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).

Golden skyscrapers. Sunset view of Midtown Manhattan modern skyscrapers from the top of Rockefeller Center’s International Building in the autumn of 1963. At left is the 52-story Union Carbide Building (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1960) and behind it, the steel skeleton of the new 50-story Chemical Bank New York Trust Building at 277 Park Avenue (Emery Roth & Sons, 1964) under construction. The Art Deco’s golden crown of the Chrysler Building (William Van Allen, 1930), with the New York Central (Warren & Wetmore, 1929) and the 59-story Pan Am Building (Walter Gropius-Emery Roth & Sons-Pietro Belluschi) can be seen on right.

Photo: Eliott Elisofon/LIFE Magazine.

Source: “New York World’s Fair 1964/1965 Official Souvenir Book” (New York, Time & Life, 1964).

I’ve been pretending my whole life: pretending I don’t mind, pretending I belong. My life’s built on it—and it’s a good life, it’s a life I’ve always wanted. But then I come here and I get a glimpse, for a second, of a life in which I don’t have to pretend. A life in which I can be truly alive. How can I go back to pretending when I know what this feels like?
—  William, Westworld

The 47-story Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. (Schultze & Weaver, 1931). View looking sotheast from DuMont Building. Circa 1934. The Chrysler Building (William Van Allen, 1930) are visible at far right, background.

Photo: Unknown.

Source: “Look at America. New York City”. (Cambridge, The Riverside Press, Houghton Mifflin Company. 1948).

Felicity x Dinah x Thea (mentions of olicity) || ao3 || teen || light angst || 1476 || more fics

summary: prompt: the ladies of team arrow seek revenge against Susan Williams (thank you, @blackcanarydinah)
a/n: happy birthday bb!! i hope you enjoy (: 

p.s - the c-word gets dropped once in this fic. idk i know some people don’t like that word so i thought i would warn

Normally, Felicity wasn’t the type to get her hands dirty. She didn’t mind being on the field of course; she did it when she had to. And right now she definitely had to. It wasn’t technically a mission. Not one that Oliver had given a stamp of approval on. Well, he can’t approve something he doesn’t know about. That was beside the point. What she was doing was important. What she, Thea, and Dinah were doing was important.

“The alarm has been disabled,” she whispered, “And security cameras are offline.”

The three of them walked right into Susan Williams’ apartment building without a problem. She was able to find the exact room with just as much ease. The place was nice. A lot nicer than the average local news reporter would be able to afford.

“You sure you still wanna do this, babe?” Dinah asked.

Felicity nodded, “I need to,” she said, “Oliver would do the same for any of us.”

Dinah couldn’t argue with that. She might not have been on the team for very long, but she already fit well. The other woman got along with everyone on the team and was protective of her and Thea.

“Alright, let’s do this,” Dinah nodded to the door.

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Night view looking west of 42nd Street skyscrapers from Tudor City. 1933. 

The Daiy News (Hood & Howells, 1930) and Chanin (Sloan & Robertson, 1929) are at left. Chrysler Building (William Van Allen, 1930) are on the right.

Photo: Samuel H. Gottscho.

Source: Donald Albrecht. “The Mithic City. Photographs of New York by Samuel H. Gottscho, 1925-1940” (New York. Museum of the City of New York-Princeton Architectural Press. 2005).

Title:  if your world falls apart (i’d start a riot)
Author: smoakoverwatch
Chapters: 1/1
Rating: General,
Relationships: William Clayton & Felicity Smoak, Oliver Queen/Felicity Smoak
Warnings: None
Summary: William comes home from school with a bruise. Felicity is not happy.

Over their short time together, Felicity has been picking up a good handful of details about William. She knows he doesn’t like sweet stuff (surprising) or mornings (less surprising). She knows he’s a big reader and likes watching National Geographic more than any other kid she’s met.

She also knows that at the end of the school day, William exits the building exactly five minutes after the bell and climbs into her car with a smile and a story from his day.

Except, apparently, today.

When the initial crowd of kids thins out, sans William, Felicity puts her car in park. At ten minutes, she pulls out her phone to respond to a few emails about Smoak Tech.

It’s only until twenty minutes later – when she was just about to pull her keys out and look for him in the school herself – does she notice him walking up to the car, his thick gray hoodie up and his head hanging low.

“Sorry if I made you wait.” He mumbles when he settles into his seat.

She stares at him for a moment. Something seems off. She tries to keep her voice light anyway. “Hey, Will. What’s with the sweater? It’s like 80 degrees out today.” She reverses out of her spot casually, watching him from the corner of her eye.

He shrugs. “Just felt like it.”


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“I’m supposed to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia, but I think I look more like the Chrysler Building!”

The “Chrysler” dress worn by the Roger de Bris in the musical “The Producers”