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Manhattan circa 1908. "The Heart of New York." Landmarks in this panorama of four 8x10 glass plates include Broadway, City Hall Park, the City Hall Post Office, the Singer, Park Row, Home Life Insurance and City Investing buildings and, far left, Manhattan Terminal. Note the observer taking in the scene from the cupola atop the domed New York World building. Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.