Aerial View of Midtown Spires, c. 1950

Aerial View of Midtown Spires, c. 1950
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In this aerial black and white photo from about 1950, we see the spires of Midtown East, including the Helmsley Building and the Chrysler Building. The midcentury haze obscures southern manhattan and Queen, giving the sense that the world beyond Midtown Manhattan ceases to to exist.

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