New York Metropolitan Vintage Photo Collection


#41

Seen it. Great film! You can find something similar at http://webesser.com


#42

a reminder that the crowns of Brookfield Place/WFC are copper, not some random green material


4th of july by Steven Oldak, on Flickr


#43

#45

Lower Manhattan seen in 1964.
Old skyline, Singer Building to the right, Home Insurance Building under construction, and the old Steam Corporation building’s chimney.

This brings me to something. I know I’m drifting off topic slightly but this is making me morbidly curious.

Does anyone know what this building is?
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I see it in pictures between 1964 and 1987. 75 Wall Street’s plaza occupies the site now. Anyone know what it was or have pics of it?


#46

Here’s a good one: 1966. Construction of 140 Broadway.


#47

#48

That footage was incredible. That first shot where the camera zoomed out and the skyline was so much more bare than it is today. Midtown also looked so different from today. Great find Hudson!


#49

Indeed, awesome find. The ESB was truly the king in that time.

Also puts into perspective how massive the city is today that a building like the ESB is just one of many.


#50

Priceless.


#51

Downtown:

1963:

1965:

During the blackout:

When the lights came back on:

1966:


#52

just imagine the progress another 50 years from now!


#53


The Edison Monthly/National Geographic Creative/Corbis


#54

rip singer building. also that editorial that the pic comes from is a pretty good read.


#55

1938 Autochromes


#56


1955 3 (5) New York EB by Michael Cairns, on Flickr


1963 5 New York (1) EB. by Michael Cairns, on Flickr


Sept_1968_ (20) by Michael Cairns, on Flickr