The new 40-story modern 1407 Broadway Building in its last stage of its construction in mid 1950. Kahn & Jacobs, architects.

Photo: Wurts Brothers.

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

Construction of the 39-story United Nations Secretariat Building (Wallace K. Harrison, 1950). View looking south. December 1949.

Photo: Unknown.

Source: Annette Whiteridge “New York, Then and Now” (San Diego. Thunder Bay Press. 2001).

Construction of the 60-story Chase Manhattan Bank Building (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1961) in Summer of 1959. View looking northwest from Cities Service Building. The Transportation (York & Saywer, 1927) and Woolworth (Cass Gilbert, 1913) buildings are visible at right.

Photo: Bethelhem Steel Co.

Source: Architectural Record. Noviembre de 1959.

The new 28-story dark green-blue-tinted-glass curtain-wall facade Corning Glass Building. 717 Fifth Avenue. Harrison & Abramovitz, architects, 1959. View looking southeast of the new building from 56th Street and Fifth Avenue in Summer of 1959. The 425 Park Avenue Building (Kahn & Jacobs, 1957) are visible at background, at left.

Photo: Corning Glass Works, Co.

Source: Leonard Wallock. “New York Culture Capital of the World 1940-1965” (New York, Rizzoli, 1988).

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).