750 Third Avenue Building under construction in Fall of 1957. Emery Roth & Sons, architects. Building at left is the 485 Lexington Avenue Building (Emery Roth & Sons, 1956).

Photo: Ewing Galloway.

Source: Hofstiodter, Miller, Aaron. “The American Republic. Vol. 2. Since 1865”. (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Prentice Hall, 1959).

Modern skyscrapers sorrounding the 38-story Seagram Building (Ludwig Mies van der Rohe-Phillop Johnson-Kahn & Jacobs, 1958). View looking southeast from DuMont Building’s 20th floor. Summer 1963.

The Lever House (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1952) are visible at left, in foreground. Behind it is the 41-story First National City Bank Building at 399 Park Avenue (Carson Lundin-Kahn & Jacobs, 1961). The steel skeleton of new 38-story U.S Plywood Building (William Lescaze & Associates, 1964) are visible at right, on backgound.

Photo: Photo Media, Ltd.

Source: Enciclopedia Cultural. Vol. 11 (México, Unión Tipográfica Editorial Hispano Mexicana, 1964).

The 41-story First National City Bank Building at 399 Park Avenue. Carson & Lundin-Kahn & Jacobs. Architects. View looking northeast from Park Avenue and 52nd Street in the Spring of 1961. The 38-story Seagram Building (Ludwig Mies van der Rohe-Phillip Johnson-Kahn & Jacobs, 1958) are visible at right.

Photo: Ezra Stoller.

Source: Stern, Robert. A.M. Mellins, Thomas. Fishman, David. “New York 1960. Architecture and urbanism between the Second World War and the Bicentennial” (New York. The Monacelli Press. 1997).

New International Style skyscrapers of Avenue of the Americas surrounding the Rockefeller Center. View lokking northeast in the Spring of 1963.

Building at left are the 48-story Time & Life Building (Harrison & Abramovitz, 1959) and 42-story Equitable Life Assurance Building (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1961). The new 45-story Sperry Rand Building (Emery Roth & Sons, 1963) are visible at center of picture. Rockefeller Center’s Art Deco Building are visible at right with the American Metal Climax Building (former RKO. Associated Architects, 1932), the R.C.A. Building (Associated Architects, 1933) and the U.S. Rubber Building (Associated Architects, 1940).

The Time & Life and Sperry Rand building are the two new addition to Rockefeller Center complex. Between the two buildings, the old Warwick Hotel (Emery Roth, 1927) are visible, at center background.

Photo: Unknown.

Source: Acacia Postcards, Inc.

Final touches of the blue-tinted glass and aluminum curtain-wall facade of the new 46-story New York Hilton Hotel (Willam B. Tabler-Harrison & Abramovitz, 1963) in its final phase of its construction in early 1963. Close-up view looking northwest from the intersection of Avenue of the Americas between 52nd and 53rd streets.

Photo: Unknown.

Source: Architectural Record. November 1963.

"Roth-scrapers": Emery Roth & Sons’ modern skyscrapers on Park Avenue. View looking northwest from 14th floor of Chemical Bank New York Trust Building (another Roth’s skyscraper) under construction in Spring of 1963.

Roth’s buildings left to right is Bankers Trust (with Henry Dreyfuss and Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, 1962), Colgate-Palmolive (1955), and the twin buildings of I.T.T and Manufacturers Hanover Trust (both of 1961). The only skyscraper that not be made by the Roths is the Lever House (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1952), that appears at extreme right, at background.

Photo: Steven Ruttenbaum.

Source: Clausen, Merredith L. “The Pan Am Building and the Shattering of the Modernist Dream” (Boston, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 2005).

Aerial view loking southeast of the new World Financial Center’s (Cesar Pelli, 1985-1988) skyscrapers in Battery Park City in the fall of 1987. Buildings at left are the 4 WFC (Merrill Lynch. 1986), 3 WFC (American Express. 1985). The glass arches of Winter Garden are visible at center. The new 2 WFC (Merrill Lynch, 1988) nearing completion are at right. The 110-story Twin Towers of World Trade Center (Minoru Yamasaki-Emery Roth & Sons, 1973-74. Destroyed 2001) are visible behind the new posmodernist complex.

Photo: Unknown.

Source: Michael George “New York Today” (New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1988)

The recently restored Statue of Liberty with its new golden torch and Lower Manhattan skyscrapers in the distance in the Spring of 1987.

The 110-story Twin Towers of World Trade Center (Minoru Yamasaki-Emery Roth & Sons, 1973-74), at center, domiantes the skyline. Behind it appears the new 48-story 7 World Trade Center (Emery Roth & Sons, 1988) under construcion. The new posmodernist skyscrapers of World Financial Center (Cesar Pelli, 1985-1988), at Battery Park City’s development is at left, including the 51-story, piramidal-rooftop, 3 WFC (American Express) Building (1985) and the new 44-story round-dome 2 WFC (Merrill Lynch) Building (1988) under construction. The Woolworth Building (Cass Gilbert, 1913) and the 54-story One Liberty Plaza (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1973) are visibles at right.

Photo: Unknown.

Source: Michael George “New York Today” (New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1988)

Night view looking south of glittering Midtown Manhattan skyscrapers from the observation deck in 70 floor of Rockefeller Center’s RCA Building in early 1981, with the 102-story Empire State Building (Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, 1931) colorful illumninated in the center of the picture and the 110-story Twin Towers of World Trade Center (Minoru Yamasaki-Emery Roth & Sons, 1973-74) and Downtown skyscrapers at background.

Buildings on foreground are the 58-story Art Deco 500 Fifth Avenue Building (Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, 1931) at left,  and the modern 50-story W.R. Grace Building (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1973) at right. The Metropolitan Life Tower (Napoleon Le Brun, 1909) are visible left, at background.

Photo: CLB.

Source: Bill Harris: “Manhattan. A Photographic Journey” (New York, Crescent Books, 1994).

The new 24-story Times Tower (Eidlitz & MacKenzie, 1904) in the heart of Times Square. View of the building looking northwest from Knickebocker Hotel in 1905. The building was inspirated by Giotto’s Santa Maria del Fiore Campanile in Florencia.

Photo: Brown Brothers.

Source: Edward B. Watson, Edmind V. Gijon, Jr. “New York, Then & Now” (New York. 1976).