NYC Time Travel - No.1
One might be tempted to ask: Where is this?
Perhaps a better question: When was this?
If anything therapeutic can be derived from our current state of social isolation...
for me, it has been the chance to do some "time-travel" via re-discovered filmic
moments. And a favorite destination has been New York City.
This is how the Fifth Avenue skyline along the southeast corner of Central Park
looked to a very young photographer on his first solo visit to the city in 1963.
The building with the broad mansard roof and two chimneys was the
Savoy Plaza Hotel at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and E 59th St.
Not long after after I took this photo, that majestic structure would meet the wrecking ball,
after occupying her spot in Midtown Manhattan for less than forty years, to be replaced by
the '60s-modern form of the 50 story General Motors Building.
This black and white rendition was created from the original "High Speed Ektachrome" transparency.
©2020 Steve Ember
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