Smog and New York skyscrapers, 1950s

Smog and New York skyscrapers, 1950s

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Caption: Smog and New York skyscrapers, 1950s. Smog obscuring the view of the Chrysler Building (right) from the Empire State Building, New York City, USA. The Chrysler Building (1930, 319 metres) was the world's tallest building for 11 months before being surpassed by the Empire State Building (1931, 443 metres). Photographed on 20 November 1953 by Walter Albertin.

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Keywords: 1900s, 1950s, 1953, 20 november 1953, 20th century, air pollution, american, architecture, black-and-white, building, buildings, chrysler building, city, empire state building, high rise, historical, history, human geography, monochrome, new york, new york world-telegram and the sun newspaper photograph collection, no-one, nobody, north america, north american, nyc, skyscraper, skyscrapers, smog, united states, urban, urban environment, us, usa, walter albertin

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