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.
Statue of William H. Seward located in Madison Square in New York City. This bronze statue was created by the artist Randolph Rogers (1825–1892).
William H. Seward was United States Secretary of State from 1861 to 1869, and earlier served as Governor of New York and United States Senator.
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.