Vintage Aerial Photograph Shows Midtown Manhattan and Central Park From Above in 1927

Midtown, Central Park, Upper West Side and Upper East Side, Manhattan, 1972
Midtown, Central Park, Upper West Side and Upper East Side, Manhattan, 1972

This great vintage aerial photograph from 1927 shows Midtown, the Upper West Side, Upper East Side, and Central Park from above. Captured from around Park Avenue and the high 30s, the wide shot shows a part of New York City which has mostly been replaced or covered up by tall office towers and residential buildings.

Aerial view looking looking northwest of Midtown Manhattan. Autumn, 1927. The Art Deco tower at foreground center, is the new Fred F. French Building (Fred F. French-Sloan & Robertson, 1927). The brownstone area at center, between Fifth to Sixth avenues is the site where Rockefeller Center will be bult few years later. The recently completed Savoy Plaza Hotel (McKim, Mead & White, 1927) are at right, above, just next Central Park.

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