Broadway from Union Square Park to Madison Square - 1952


Photograph shows aerial view of Broadway looking north from Union Square Park to Madison Square. The Met Life Tower, on the right, was completed in 1909 and was the tallest building in the world until 1913. The Empire State Building seen in distance, located on Fifth Avenue, between West 33rd Street and 34th St. Photo by Angelo Rizzuto (1906-1967), dated August 1952. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Union Square received its name by 1832. In 1842, a fountain was built in the center. It is home to some historic monuments, the Lincoln Monument, dedicated in 1870, and the George Washington monument, dedicated in 1856. On July 4, 1930, the Independence Flagstaff (on the right) was dedicated.

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