From Flat to Empire
So apparently there are lots of skyscrapers in Manhattan. Who knew? Arguably the big skyscrapers started with the Flatiron, still considered by some to be a particularly fine example, mainly for its exceedingly intelligent use of space (it cuts a fine dash where Broadway and Fifth Avenue collide).
It only took about 30 years for those voluminous New Yorkers to really think big. Still dominating the skyline, and a useful navigational aid, is the big daddy – the Empire State Building. Which, if you weren’t sure, looks like this:
And also like this:
Next time, because you’re bored already of my glorified holiday snaps, we’ll have some Rockefeller and Seagram action. Just try to control yourselves.
Update: a very late correction here – the middle picture isn’t, of course the Empire State Building but another building a little further up 5th Avenue. Not sure what. Sorry for the mistake.