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Old July 1st, 2003, 03:03 AM   #61
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Wow! Great pics messiah. I think that the new and old skyline each have a uniqueness and specialty about them..the old was more striking and goth...the new more dense and modern...
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Old July 1st, 2003, 09:35 PM   #62
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I've got this pic as a poster on my room:

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Old July 28th, 2003, 01:41 AM   #63
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This pic came from this new postcard thread.


Btw,please surf trough this amazing thread.
The pics are worth loading.You won't regret it
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Old October 9th, 2003, 12:54 AM   #64
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AMAZING pictures!

Some of these are VERY rare and finally some decent Singer Building pictures!
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Old October 9th, 2003, 01:16 AM   #65
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Old and New City Halls and World Building, New York City.

New York Skyscrapers and Harbor from Woolworth Tower.






RCA Building, NYC - 1939 (Pub.: Seidman Photo Services)
Empire State Building, NYC (Pub.: Manhattan Post Card Publishing Co.)
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Old October 9th, 2003, 01:32 AM   #66
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Mmmmmm.......good old Gotham.......
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Old October 9th, 2003, 01:36 AM   #67
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I digged all over SSC,and found more pics :





































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Old October 9th, 2003, 01:37 AM   #68
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Amazing find Messiah!
You should add some of them to the ROTs!
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Old October 9th, 2003, 01:54 AM   #69
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ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, Messiah, and thank you very much!

I think I was more moved somehow by NYC than by any other place I've been, and I have to say that skyline is one of the reasons...so many splendid buildings, so much life and energy, the sense that you can always walk out your door and find something exciting...Broadway, Macy's, Times Square.....

And of course the Empire State, Chrysler, and Woolworth Buildings are, IMHO, three of the loveliest skyscrapers yet built...not to mention Rockefeller Center, the Chanin and RCA Buildings, etc., etc., etc...

Besides, the subways are the best mass transit I've ever seen - incredibly fast and efficient (as long as you don't get caught in one of the "person eating" turnstiles when you're trying to swipe your MTA card.... )
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Old October 9th, 2003, 11:27 AM   #70
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Besides, the subways are the best mass transit I've ever seen
You need to get to Europe and Japan more often Liz!

But NYC always accepts kind words with grace even if they are w/o a sound basis.

Great finds on this thread. I posted a big chunk of NYC historic transit maps here, scroll down http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread...0&pagenumber=4
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Old October 10th, 2003, 12:12 AM   #71
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I have a book called Wonders of World Engineering that was published in Britain in the 1930s.

Here's what it says about New York:

'No ocean voyager, however wide his experience, ever forgets his first sight of New York from the sea. As the skyscrapers come over the horizon, he obtains a glimpse of fairyland - something totally fantastic and unreal. On a closer approach, New York might be some toy town built by giant children with a mammoth box of bricks. Closer still, the mind is bewildered by the attempt to grasp the real size of these gigantic, slender towers, even the smallest of them housing the population of a reasonably sized town.

Except for the Eiffel Tower, Paris - a mere skeleton of iron - there is nothing in the Old World with which to compare them. The summit of the Great Pyramid is less than 500 feet above the desert; in New York there are numerous skyscrapers, crowded together at the end of a small island. Forty of these buildings exceed 500 feet in height and two of them are over 1,000 feet high. Some - particularly the tallest and most recent - are graceful in outline; but, one and all, it is their immense height which stuns and bewilders the spectator. They seem to have stood for ages and to have been planned for eternity.'
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Old December 12th, 2003, 12:56 AM   #72
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Messiah, I credit you for the creation of the best thread ever on Skyscrapercity. Congratualtions.
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Old December 14th, 2003, 04:33 AM   #73
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The best tread in the world!!!
for the best city in the world!
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Old December 14th, 2003, 08:33 PM   #74
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Stop making me cream my jeans!

These pictures are kick-ass. New York City will continually evolve and change, and we're lucky enough to have documentation of these changes. Movies from corny silent films to present day big-budget b-movies highlight the changing landscape.

Every era has something to offer, from the art-deco make-over during the jazz age to the burned out grafitti wonderland of the south bronx in the seventies. New York is a city that is ever changing and the creative minds that live or flock there will keep it vibrant no matter what.

A nuclear bomb could hit the city and something amazing would still emerge. New Yorkers are a hardy bunch.
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Old December 17th, 2003, 12:17 AM   #75
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This one deserves a sticky!
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Old January 14th, 2004, 10:19 PM   #76
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Five old books about ESB, Woolworth Building and New York are online on my website, see the link below.

Taken from glass negative: NYC / 26 October 1948 / Woolworth Building / Singer Building.
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Old January 15th, 2004, 04:07 PM   #77
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OMG!!

Yes this is the best thread I've ever seen!! Those early NYC scrapers is why I was interrested in scrapers in the first place!
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Old January 20th, 2004, 01:14 AM   #78
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These pics are part of a book wich you can see here













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Old January 26th, 2004, 12:19 PM   #79
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NYC, 1936

NYC, 1905.

Rockefellercenter

Woolworth Building

A cool stamp of the ESB
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Old February 27th, 2004, 08:25 AM   #80
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Nice pictures man! No wonder why New York is my favorite city.
Very very cool
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