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The MetLife Building in Winter

The MetLife Building in Winter

The MetLife Building (formerly The Pan Am Building) is a 59-story asset centrally located in the core of Midtown Manhattan’s prestigious office submarket, between Grand Central Terminal and E 45th St. Built in 1960-1963, the then-headquarters of Pan Am World Airways, it was designed by Emery Roth & Sons, Pietro Belluschi and Walter Gropius.

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Rockefeller Plaza at Christmas

Photography by Nicky, Two Nomads, 2012

Photography by Nicky, Two Nomads, 2012

New York City Sunset

Photography by Anthony Quintano, 2014

Photography by Anthony Quintano, 2014

The New York City Skyline Just Before Sunrise

Photography by  Anthony Quintano, 2011

Photography by Anthony Quintano, 2011

Lower Manhattan Seen from the SS Coamo

Photography by Jack Delano, 1941

Lower Manhattan seen from the SS Coamo leaving New York.

SS Coamo was an US freighter of 7,057 tons, built in 1925 for the Agwilines of New York. The ship was en route from Gibraltar to New York when it disappeared without trace. It was later discovered that SS Coamo had been torpedoed on December 2, 1942 by the German U-boat the U-604. The SS Coamo was carrying 186 persons including the crew. The entire merchant marine crew of 133 men plus 37 Armed Guards and 16 Army personnel were lost, in this, the greatest tragedy to befall a single crew on a US Merchant Marine ship in World War II.

The picture is part of the Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Photograph Collection.

New York Skyline Seen from Manhattan Bridge

Date created/published: between 1910 and 1920

The picture is part of the Detroit Publishing Company Photograph Collection.

Heart of New York From Brooklyn

Date created/published: between 1905 and 1910

The picture is part of the Detroit Publishing Company Photograph Collection.

New York from Brooklyn Tower, Williamsburg Bridge

Date created/published: between 1903 and 1910

The Williamsburg Bridge is a suspension bridge across the East River connecting the Lower East Side of Manhattan at Delancey Street with the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn at Broadway, near the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

The picture is part of  the Detroit Publishing Company Photograph Collection.

View From Empire State Building

Photography by Samuel H. Gottscho, 1932

View from Empire State Building to Chrysler Bldg. and Queensboro Bridge.

The picture is part of  the Gottscho-Schleisner Collection.

Pier in Brooklyn

Photography by Samuel H. Gottscho, 1934

Pier in Brooklyn, view to Manhattan over East River.

The picture is part of  the Gottscho-Schleisner Collection.

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