NYC Skyscrapers

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.

A panorama of Lower Manhattan as viewed from the Staten Island Ferry. Photography by James Farmer

Lower Manhattan is the southernmost area of the island of Manhattan, the main island and heart of business and administration of New York City.

Lower Manhattan is defined most frequently as the region delineated on the north by 14th Street, on the west by the Hudson River, on the east by the East River, and on the south by New York Harbor.

A view of the San Remo Apartments in NYC from Central Park. Photography by Peter DePasquale

Situated on the fantastic Upper West Side along breathtaking Central Park West, the San Remo is one of the most recognized high-class apartment buildings in New York City. The first to incorporate the twin tower idea, this building’s addition to New York’s skyline added elegance, beauty, and some exciting architecture along the west side of New York’s biggest and most popular park.

The San Remo is defined by Glen Justice of the New York Times as “a dazzling two-tower building with captivating views of Central Park.”

Rockefeller Center (Rockefeller Plaza)

Rockefeller Center is a complex of nineteen commercial structures covering 22 acres between 48th Street and 51st Street in New York City. Built by the Rockefeller family members, it is located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, spanning the area between 5th  Avenue and 6th Avenue.

The Rockefeller Center complex was constructed during the Great Depression, providing much wanted work for New Yorkers, as well as reflecting the art deco styling well-liked during the period.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.

United States flag under the sky of New York City. Photography by Guglielmo Losio

5th Avenue is an important thoroughfare in the heart of Manhattan, in New York City.

5th Avenue starts at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village and runs northwards through the heart of Midtown, along the eastern side of Central Park, where it forms the boundary of the Upper East Side and through Harlem, where it terminates at the Harlem River at 142nd Street.