Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Greetings From - Manhattan's Classic Skyscrapers

It seems that the romance of skyscrapers has diminished greatly over the last few decades.  But that romance was certainly alive and well when the Manhattan Post Card Publishing Company showcased these two classic buildings.  The small print on the reverse side classifies each image as a "Colourpicture Publication."

The captions:

Empire State Building, the world's tallest structure, located at 5th Avenue and 34th Street, rises 1250 feet above the sidewalk.  Observatories are open to the public on the 86th and 102nd floors.

A modernistic Georgia Marble and Indiana Limestone building which rises 1046 feet above the ground to the top of the steel mast.  A truly great achievement of modern architecture.


FZ said...

If the romance has diminished, it's only because people have gotten used to them and now take them for granted and forget what amazing achievements they are.

That said, the romance of those two particular NYC skyscrapers certainly has NOT diminished at all!