Originally Posted by MolsonExport
What other picture could scream "Greatest city in the World" back in the day when this shot was taken? Was there ever any doubt as to the alpha-one status of NYC, back then?
At that time, it was pretty much the only place on earth where the race to the sky had that kind of skyscraper construction going on. Now it's worldwide. Meanwhile, the city has returned to a similar type building frenzy, it's just no longer for a title of "world's tallest". Having held that title for so long, it's not something that would alter or change the city's status as it will for so many other places we see taking shape today.
But yes, for one glorious moment in time, the Woolworth Building was the tallest building on earth in the only city that was reaching for that title.