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Explore New York City's evolving skyline through images from the Museum's collections of photography, prints, drawings, paintings, and more.
General view of the International Building, Italian Building, with R.C.A. Building, Rockefeller Center.

General view of the International Building, Italian Building, with R.C.A. Building, Rockefeller Center.


View looking S.E. from in front of Park Avenue and 50th Street.

View looking S.E. from in front of Park Avenue and 50th Street.


Madison Square Garden, detail of tower.

Madison Square Garden, detail of tower.


Park Avenue looking north from 55th Street.

Park Avenue looking north from 55th Street.


West 40th Street. American Radiator Building.

West 40th Street. American Radiator Building.


Woolworth Building, exterior from N.W.

Woolworth Building, exterior from N.W.


47th Street at the N.W. corner of 5th Avenue. Empire Trust Co. and Tampico Tower Buildings.

47th Street at the N.W. corner of 5th Avenue. Empire Trust Co. and Tampico Tower Buildings.


Court Street and Montague Street. Court Montague Building.

Court Street and Montague Street. Court Montague Building.


View of east side of Manhattan looking north from Lincoln Tower.

View of east side of Manhattan looking north from Lincoln Tower.


34th Street and 5th Avenue. Empire State Building, view [of] from Lincoln Building, East 42nd Street.

34th Street and 5th Avenue. Empire State Building, view [of] from Lincoln Building, East 42nd Street.


1 Wall Street. Irving [Astor?] Trust Building.

1 Wall Street. Irving [Astor?] Trust Building.


1 Madison Avenue at 23rd Street. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., general view from N.W..

1 Madison Avenue at 23rd Street. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., general view from N.W..


View from roof top in Tudor City.

View from roof top in Tudor City.


City view from 66 Court Street, 30th floor.

City view from 66 Court Street, 30th floor.


7 Park Avenue. View looking north up Park Avenue.

7 Park Avenue. View looking north up Park Avenue.


City view from 51 Broadway, looking west towards river.

City view from 51 Broadway, looking west towards river.


View from the 4th floor at 210 Madison Avenue, N.E. toward Chrysler Building and Tudor City.

View from the 4th floor at 210 Madison Avenue, N.E. toward Chrysler Building and Tudor City.


Central Park West from roof of apartment [at] 5th Avenue and 98th Street.

Central Park West from roof of apartment [at] 5th Avenue and 98th Street.


60 East 42nd Street. Lincoln Building.

60 East 42nd Street. Lincoln Building.


Chrysler Building, from south looking north, from back of Allerton House, 39th street.

Chrysler Building, from south looking north, from back of Allerton House, 39th street.


111 West 40th Street and 6th Avenue, N.W. corner. Bird's-eye view of Bryant Park and skyline from the 16th floor, to show neighborhood.

111 West 40th Street and 6th Avenue, N.W. corner. Bird's-eye view of Bryant Park and skyline from the 16th floor, to show neighborhood.


67th Avenue and 42nd Street. Birchwood Towers, general view of three 28-story apartment buildings looking south from apartment building three blocks away [to show aluminum windows and sliding balcony

67th Avenue and 42nd Street. Birchwood Towers, general view of three 28-story apartment buildings looking south from apartment building three blocks away [to show aluminum windows and sliding balcony


View N.W. from Metropolitan Life Insurance tower Madison Square.

View N.W. from Metropolitan Life Insurance tower Madison Square.


Bird's-eye view, north from Sherry Netherland hotel, 25th floor.

Bird's-eye view, north from Sherry Netherland hotel, 25th floor.


East 42nd Street. Lincoln Building.

East 42nd Street. Lincoln Building.


Riverside Drive between 182nd and 186th Street. Castle Village, night view from George Washington Bridge.

Riverside Drive between 182nd and 186th Street. Castle Village, night view from George Washington Bridge.


220 Madison Avenue and 37th Street. John Murray House, sundeck roof for tenants, with models.

220 Madison Avenue and 37th Street. John Murray House, sundeck roof for tenants, with models.


1067 Fifth Avenue, corner of 87th Street. View from tenants window looking West over Central Park, Apartment 8.

1067 Fifth Avenue, corner of 87th Street. View from tenants window looking West over Central Park, Apartment 8.


10th Street and Broadway. Grace Church, restoration.

10th Street and Broadway. Grace Church, restoration.


Madison Avenue between 27th and 28th Street. New York Life Insurance Co., new addition, bird's-eye view N.W. to 5th Avenue.

Madison Avenue between 27th and 28th Street. New York Life Insurance Co., new addition, bird's-eye view N.W. to 5th Avenue.


[View from Rex Beach's penthouse, Central Park West and 92nd Street.]

[View from Rex Beach's penthouse, Central Park West and 92nd Street.]


Park Avenue and 39th Street

Park Avenue and 39th Street

The all-steel House of the Modern Age with the Princeton Club (left) and the Murray Hill Hotel (right)....

Fulton Street Dock: Manhattan Skyline

Fulton Street Dock: Manhattan Skyline

The "Mary P. Mosquita", a trawling vessel, at Pier 17. In the background the chimney of the New York...

Fortieth Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

Fortieth Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

Taken from the Salmon Tower at 11 West 42nd Street, looking over the roof of the New York Public Library...

General View Looking South from 32 East 57th Street

General View Looking South from 32 East 57th Street

Looking south from the Bignou Gallery on the 18th floor of 32 East 57th Street. The slender tower at...

Manhattan Skyline I, From Pier 11

Manhattan Skyline I, From Pier 11

View of the contrast of 19th century dockside buildings and 20th century skyscrapers taken from Pier...

Madison Square Presbyterian Church

Madison Square Presbyterian Church


[Aerial view looking N.W. from Third Avenue El below Wall Street]

[Aerial view looking N.W. from Third Avenue El below Wall Street]


Brooklyn Bridge [view of the bridge from a rooftop, with the buildings around Fulton Street in the foreground]

Brooklyn Bridge [view of the bridge from a rooftop, with the buildings around Fulton Street in the foreground]


R.C.A. Building from the North East.

R.C.A. Building from the North East.

R.C.A. Building and Rockefeller Center in the New York skyline, looking south-west from 515 Madison Avenue...

Night Scene, R.C.A. & Other Buildings from Hecksher Bldg., 57th St. & 5th Ave.

Night Scene, R.C.A. & Other Buildings from Hecksher Bldg., 57th St. & 5th Ave.

The R.C.A. Building and Rockefeller Center in the New York skyline at night, looking south from the Hecksher...

Waterfront. [Lower Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn Bridge.]

Waterfront. [Lower Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn Bridge.]


Manhattan Skyline.

Manhattan Skyline.


From Empire State To Chrysler Building & Queensboro Bridge with shadow of Empire State

From Empire State To Chrysler Building & Queensboro Bridge with shadow of Empire State

View from the Empire State Building facing Northeast. The Chrysler Building, Queensboro Bridge, Roosevelt...

Midtown Through Mist from Queensboro Bridge

Midtown Through Mist from Queensboro Bridge


[Manhattan -- The City of Towers]

[Manhattan -- The City of Towers]


[Fall River Line Pier and Lower Manhattan]

[Fall River Line Pier and Lower Manhattan]

Anton Schutz 1927.

Fifth Avenue from 42nd Street, Looking South.

Fifth Avenue from 42nd Street, Looking South.

From an Old Photograph by John Bachmann 1879. Lithographed & Printed by R. A. Welcke, N.Y.

[8th Street and 4th Avenue, showing Bible House]

[8th Street and 4th Avenue, showing Bible House]


[Aerial view of Lower Manhattan.]

[Aerial view of Lower Manhattan.]


[Looking toward 59th Street from Central Park]

[Looking toward 59th Street from Central Park]


Passing Skyline.

Passing Skyline.

Sketches by Reginald Marsh for the murals in the Rotunda of the United States Custom House, Broadway...

From Bklyn Bridge [View from the Brooklyn Bridge]

From Bklyn Bridge [View from the Brooklyn Bridge]

Sketches by Reginald Marsh for the murals in the Rotunda of the United States Custom House, Broadway...

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