Midtown Manhattan skyscrapers from the Empire State Building in Early 1969. View looking northeast showing modern Park Avenue skyscrapers with the 59-strory Pan Am Building (Walter Gropuis-Emery Roth & Sons-Pietro Belluschi, 1963) and Lincoln Building (James Edwin Ruther Carpenter, 1930) at left, and behind it appears the Union Carbide Building (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1960), the new 45-story 345 Park Avenue Building (Emery Roth & Sons, 1969), the Westvaco Building (Emery Roth & Sons, 1967) and Chemical Bank Building (Emery Roth & Sons, 1964).
Next Pan Am, at background, the new dark blue skyscraper is the Random House Building (Emery Roth & Sons, 1969).
At center of the picture are the Chrysler Building (William Van Allen, 1930), Chanin Building (Sloan & Robertson, 1928). The brown-glass skyscraper at foreground is the 90 Park Avenue Building (Emery Roth & Sons, 1964) and behind it the 100 Park Avenue (Kahn & Jacobs, 1949).
The Socony Mobil (Harrison & Abramovitz, 1956), Continental Can Building (Harrison & Abramoivitz, 1961), Daily News (Hood & Howells, 1930) and Burroughs (Emery Roth & Sons, 1963) are visibles at right. with United Nations’ Secretariat Building behind it.
Photo: Lauros-Atlas-Photo / T.W.A.
Source: Enciclopedia Larousse. Vol. 15. (Spain, Larousse, 1973).