Manhattan Modern

93 images Created 12 Jan 2016

Tall, elegant, and richly detailed, three splendid Art Deco skyscrapers -- including what were the tallest buildings in the world -- were constructed in Midtown Manhattan between 1927 and 1931.

The Chanin Building, the Chrysler Building, and the Empire State Building were eventually surpassed in height, but not in beauty.

This towering trio of Modernist masterpieces is the subject of a long-running personal project by food photographer and native New Yorker Bill Wisser, who as a boy lived in these buildings' neighborhood, growing up literally in their shadow.

Bill's architectural photo essay is a love letter to these stylish New York icons, and these images are available for licensing.

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