Rain ushered in 1938, but that didn’t deter thousands of people from filling Times Square, New York. This view looks south across West Forty-Fourth street with the old New York Times building in the background.
Photograph by George Steinmetz #geosteinmetz / #newyorkairbook When he was little, my son Nicky used to call it the “Entire State Building”, after I told him that it was once the tallest building in the entire state. Nicky has grown up now, and the city is going through a building boom of its own. Although the big E's altitude record has been broken a several times, the observation decks still have spectacular views.