Herald Square and Hotel McAlpin - about 1950s


Herald Square on Broadway at West 33rd Street towards James Gordon Bennett Memorial, Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Photograph by Angelo Rizzuto, about the late 1950s. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Continue below...


Hotel McAlpin


Photograph, looking north from the junction of Broadway and Sixth Avenue, shows Hotel McAlpin and Crawford's on the right, and Greenwich Savings Bank on the far left.

This square was named after the old New York Herald, which moved to its new building at the junction of Broadway and 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas), in 1895. The building was demolished in the 1920s. The 24-story Herald Square Building (in the center), completed in 1930 at 1350 Broadway, occupies part of the old Herald Building site.

The 25-story Hotel McAlpin (now Herald Towers), on the right, was erected in 1912 between 33rd and 34th streets. Times Building is seen in the distance on Broadway. The 1311 Broadway building, erected in 1902 for the Saks Department Store, is on the left.


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Herald Square and Hotel McAlpin - about 1950s