Opposite view of the ramps looking west down 42nd Street, around 1928. Second Avenue El in the distance. The white house at bottom center was a temporary rental office for Tudor City and set atop the tunnel. The rowhouses at center left will soon be replaced by the Woodstock and Hotel Tudor.
A romantic twilight view of the northern ramp looking toward the Chrysler Building. 1933 photo by Samuel Gottscho.
The ramps were demolished around 1950 when 42nd Street was widened to a six-lane boulevard, part of the neighborhood upgrades for the pending arrival of the United Nations. In their place today stand granite staircases.