Empire State Building Aerial View - 1936


Looking north from Midtown Manhattan with the Empire State Building in the center. Photo dated December 8, 1936, Source: Records of the Army Air Forces.

The 34-story 1 Rockefeller Plaza office building, located between 48th and 49th streets (indicated in the photograph above) was under construction and was completed in 1937. Broadway is on the left, Fifth Avenue is in the center and Central Park is seen in the distance. The Art Deco Chrysler Building and the Waldorf Astoria hotel are on the right.


Midtown Manhattan



Old City New York


Panoramic view


Aerial Views of NYC


Park Avenue NY


Governors Island


Herald Square


Empire State Building Midtown

Photograph on the same day of photo above.


Madison Avenue


6th Avenue


Chrysler Building


Times Square


Waldorf Astoria


Empire State Building Aerial View - 1936


Fifth Avenue


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