1,250 FEET ABOVE THE STREET is the airship mooring mast at the top of the Empire State Building. Tall as are the other buildings in the neighbourhood of Fifth Avenue, they are all dwarfed by this colossal structure. It was built in accordance with the zoning laws of 1916, by which only a quarter of the available site may be built up to any height desired. At prescribed heights, too, the building line must be stepped back a specified amount.
The World’s Highest Buildings (2):
THE SKYSCRAPER DISTRICT of New York is centred at the south of Manhattan. In the background of the photograph are the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges across the East River.”
THIRTY-ONE STORIES HIGH, the RKO Building, one of the group in the Rockefeller Center, rises to a height of 409 feet. This photograph shows how the steel skeleton and the floors are completed before the walls are built up. The RCA Building, the highest in the Center, has seventy stories and reaches to 850 feet.