Aerial view of the 102-story Empire State Building (Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, 1931) and its surrounding area in the Fall of 1972. View looking northwest showing some Midtown Manhattan late 1960s and early 1970s skyscrapers at backgroung.
Buildings from left are: 54-story crowned One Astor Plaza (Kahn & Jacobs, 1972), Uris Plaza (Emery Roth & Sons, 1972), New York Telephone (Kahn & Jacobs, 1974) under construction, and above it the 810 Seventh Avenue (Emery Roth & Sons, 1970).
Buildings at center, behind the Empire State’s tower is the steel skeleton of Rockefeller Center’s Celanesse Building (Harrison & Abramovitz, 1974) under construction, followed by the Center’s McGraw-Hill (Harrison & Abramovitz, 1972) and Exxon (Harrison & Abramovitz, 1971).
Skyscrapers at right are the W.R. Grace (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1973), Rockefeller Center’s RCA Building (Associated Architects, 1933), 500 Fifth Avenue (Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, 1931) and above it, the new Solow Building (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1974) under construction.
Photo: James Doane.
Source: James Doane. “America an Aerial View” (Barcelona, Spain. Geocolor, S.A., 1978).