Madison Square - 1940


Aerial photo of the Madison Square area, north from near East 22nd Street, dated March 26, 1940 (9 AM). Source: Records of the Army Air Forces, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.

Flatiron Building, completed in 1902, is on the bottom left, intersection of Broadway and 5th Avenue. The Fifth Avenue Building (200 Fifth Avenue), between 23rd and 24th streets, was completed in 1909 on the site of the old Fifth Avenue Hotel.

The Worth Monument was dedicated in 1857. It serves as a memorial and burial site of General William Jenkins Worth (1794-1849).

The Metropolitan Life Insurance Tower, on the right, was completed in 1909. It was the world's tallest building until 1913, when it was surpassed by the Woolworth Building, on Broadway.

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