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Camilo José Vergara, views of the World Trade Center

Top: View south from the Manhattan Bridge from Madison Street, Chinatown, 1970
Bottom: View from Exchange Place, Jersey City, New Jersey, 1978

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A Space Needle cutaway from 1962, Seattle

A zoomable (but not downloadable, apparently) version of this image, along with conceptual drawings and construction photos, are available from the University of Washington Libraries’ Digital Collections.

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Empire State Building, Joe McNally for National Geographic

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Van Alen’s evolution of the Chrysler Building, 1928-29, New York

Plus: how the spire was built.

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