The New Times Square Looking Toward The North

From April 17, 1910

THE NEW TIMES SQUARE LOOKING TOWARD THE NORTH

THE NEW TIMES SQUARE LOOKING TOWARD THE NORTH: View of This Section of the City as It Will Look After the New Buildings in Process of Construction or in the Hands of Architects Are Completed (PDF)

This lovely illustration projects what Times Square will look like once then-current construction is finished. It filled the entire front page of the Magazine Section. It really deserves to be viewed as a PDF zoomed larger than full screen to appreciate the amount of detail that’s in this image.

I couldn’t find a corresponding photo of Times Square in 1910 for comparison, but I did find one looking the other direction.

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Written by David

April 16th, 2010 at 9:10 am

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  1. Times Square looks weird without all the ads.

    Chad

    16 Apr 10 at 12:12 PM

  2. How about a photo of Times Square today from this exact angle to compare?

    I did find these…

    New York Times looks back at 100 years of Times Square (registration required) from 2004…
    http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/14/magazine/14TIMESSQUARE.html

    …and here is a slideshow/commentary on it too…
    http://www.nytimes.com/packages/khtml/2004/03/15/magazine/20040315_TIMESSQ_FEATURE.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1079447571-2H7Qr6TdC1VKhAPOsQELLg

    Nemo Thorx

    19 Apr 10 at 1:06 AM

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