Manhattan, viewed from Brooklyn Army Terminal’s 57th Street Pier. Governor’s Island (l) and Red Hook (r) in foreground.

Lower Manhattan, from Brooklyn Army Terminal’s 57th Street Pier (Governor’s Island and Red Hook in foreground).

London Terrace Towers (Ninth Avenue between W 23rd and W 24th Streets)

Towers: Woolworth Building, 1 World Trade Center.

Bleecker Tower (644 Broadway) - built 1891; Stephen Decatur Hatch, architect.

788 West End Avenue, 1896, John G. Sprague, architect.

Modern embellishment on 788 West End Avenue townhouse (1896)

Shoot now or regret forever

This may be your last chance to get a “clean” photo of the Woolworth Building, because the long-stalled 99 Church Street project is now going up right behind (west of) Cass Gilbert’s masterpiece. The new 926-foot condo/hotel will tower over 792-foot Woolworth Building, and block views of the west facade.

Millan House - a pair of apartment buildings built back-to-back around a garden.

El Dorado - 300 Central Park West - one of four twin-towered apartment buildings on the avenue. More photos, history at