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Sepia City: 1912

Sepia City: 1912

1912. "New York south from Metropolitan Tower." Irving Underhill photo. View full size.

 

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In hazy downtown, the tallest structure is the Woolworth Building. In July of 1912, it reached the height of 792 feet, making it also the tallest building in the world, an honor it held until 1930.

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