These days, one cannot think of New York City without envisioning the steely thicket of soaring buildings whose foundations dig deep into Manhattan soil. Indeed, the New York City most of us recognize vis-a-vis its splintered skyline really began to develop over a short period of time. From the early s to the s, New York City saw approximately 20 percent of its tallest buildings — including the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, and the Woolworth Building, among others — enter construction. Below, we look back at a New York City on the cusp of architectural transformation — just as planners and architects began looking high into the sky and saw not clouds but opportunity:. And if you enjoy seeing old New York before the age of skyscrapers, check out this restored video tour of New York City in
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Evolution of Manhattan skyscrapers and urban landscape during 20th Century. Curated by Erick Christian Alvarez Soto from his own books and postcards collection. An amateur history of New York skyscrapers from Mexico City. One Times Square, between Broadway and Seventh avenues and 42nd to 43rd streets.
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