March 28, 2024

More United Nations

Once again, we return to the building of the United Nations for our subject matter. Today's pictures were made just as the Secretariat Building opened, around 1950.  

This is the new view along 43rd Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. The building on the right is the rear entrance for the Hospital for the Ruptured and Crippled; the site later became the Ford Foundation.

The corner of 43rd Street and Tudor City Place. 

The remaining photos rely on a rather daffy sense of humor. NOW OPEN DAILY (above) is one such entry.

Another entry, BUILDING FOR LEASE gets its laughs from a reflection of the Secretariat Building in a shop across the street.  

The aptly named World Cafeteria, anxiously awaiting the United Nations opening.

1 comment:

  1. I love those old phone numbers. TE.8-8470