Night view of Midtown Manhattan from the 70 floor observatory of RCA Building in Rockefeller Center, in the fall of 1972. View looking south.
The 58-story Art Deco 500 Fifth Avenue tower (Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, 1931), are visible at left.
In the center of picture, the 102-story Empire State Building (Shreve; Lamb & Harmon, 1931) dominate the skyline with the new 110-story Twin Towers of World Trade Center (Minoru Yamasaki-Emery Roth & Sons, 1973-74) under construction are visible at background. The white skyscraper at foreground is the new 50-story W.R. Grace Building (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1973).
On the right, the building under construction is the new 1166 Avenue of the Americas (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1974) and above it are the new New York Telephone Building (Kahn & Jacobs, 1974) nearing completion, followed by 1133 Avenue of Americas (Emery Roth & Sons, 1969) and the new 57-story One Penn Plaza (Kahn & Jacobs, 1972) at background.
Source: “Gran Atlas Enciclopédico Aguilar. Vol. 9. Amnérica”. (Madrid, Spain, Ed. Aguilar, S.A. de Ediciones. 1979)