Skyline of Manhattan - 1896

Skyline and waterfront of Manhattan from East River, with the early skyscrapers of the late 19th century. Drawing by Charles Graham. Lithograph by G.H. Buek & Co. Published and copyright (1896) by William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951). Supplement to the New York Sunday Journal, May 3rd, 1896. Source: New York Public Library.

The Brooklyn Bridge, completed in 1883, is on right. The Battery is on the left. The Produce Exchange building was completed in 1884 on 2 Broadway, facing Bowling Green.

At the time there was a rush to build skyscrapers in New York. Some of which were the tallest in the world. The World Building (near the bridge) was the tallest building in New York City from 1890, when it was completed, to 1894. The Manhattan Life Insurance Building was completed in 1894 and it was the tallest building in New York City until 1899. The American Tract Society building was completed in 1895. The American Surety Building was completed 1896 at 100 Broadway, on the southeast corner of Pine Street.





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