Looking North from Empire State Building - 1933


Looking north from the Empire State Building, partial view of Midtown Manhattan - NYC. Date: 1933 Sep. 11. Photographer: Samuel Herman Gottscho (1875-1971). Source: Gottscho-Schleisner Collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

The 30 Rockefeller Plaza building, former RCA building, is in the center and Central Park is in the distance. The Waldorf Astoria hotel is on the right on Park Avenue. The Art Deco 60-story 500 Fifth Avenue building was completed in 1931 on the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.


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