Empire State Building (1)

A worker atop the Empire State Building in 1931. Photo courtesy of New York Public Library.


The same view in 2011:


The view from atop the Empire State Building, looking north toward the Upper West Side and the Hudson River.  Central Park is seen prominently in the 1931 photo, but it is barely visible 80 years later, as the increasing height of the skyscrapers has all but blocked it from view.

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