Fifth Avenue from 42nd Street - 1957


Street scene taken on December 17, 1957, on Fifth Avenue, looking north from West 42nd Street, New York City. Photographer O'Halloran, Thomas J. Source: U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection, Library of Congress.

Photograph shows Crowds of people crossing the street at 5th Avenue and West 42nd Street. Traffic of automobiles. The Postal Life Building (511 Fifth Avenue) on the right, at the southeast corner of East 43rd Street, is a 17-story Beaux-Arts office building, designed by York & Sawyer and completed in 1915. In 1962, it became the headquarter of the Israel Discount Bank of New York. On the northeast corner stands the 521 Fifth Avenue, a 39-story office skyscraper built in 1929. The spires of the Cathedral of Saint Patrick can be seen on the extreme left.




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