NYC Cityscapes

Empire State Building from 41st St and 5th Ave
Photography by Theodor Horydczak, 1933

The picture is part of the Theodor Horydczak Collection (Library of Congress). Theodor Horydczak was known for his photographs of the exteriors and interiors of commercial, residential, and government buildings and of events such as the 1932 Bonus Army encampment and the 1933 World Series.

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.

The building stands at 59 stories tall and is 246.3 meters (808 feet) in height, making it one of the tallest buildings in New York. It is currently owned by The Irvine Company and Tishman Speyer.

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.

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.