Skyscrapers in Midtown Manhattan, Union Square - 1929


General view of Midtown Manhattan above Union Square (left), photographed northwestward from the Consolidated Edison Company Building (4 Irving Place). Photo by the New York Edison Company, dated March 27, 1929. Source: Photographic views of New York City from the collections of the New York Public Library. Continue below...


Midtown Manhattan




Union Square


The Guardian Life Insurance Building, completed in 1911 as Germania Life Insurance Building, is on the northeast corner of East 17th Street and Forth Avenue (enlargement below). It was converted into a hotel in 2000.

In the upper right are two insurance buildings on Madison Avenue: the Metropolitan Life, completed in 1909 as the tallest building in the world, and the New York Life Insurance Company Building, completed in 1928.

Everett Building was erected in 1908 on the site of the old Everett House. Jackson Building, completed in 1892, was destroyed by fire in 1930.


East 17th Street


Park Avenue South


Enlargement of buildings on East 17th Street.


Guardian Life Insurance building


Fountain NY


Union Square Park NYC


W Union Square


Everett Building


Union Park


Old City of New York


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Jackson Building


Met Life Tower


Fourth Avenue


New York Life Building


Skyscrapers in Midtown Manhattan, Union Square - 1929


Old City New York