NEWS IN PICTURES;: THE GREAT MANHATTAN BOOM

NEWS IN PICTURES

MANHATTAN, written off long ago by city planners as a dying city because of its jammed-in skyscrapers and canyonlike streets, has defied and amazed its critics with a phenomenal postwar building boom. In the short space of seven years, the big city has grown so fast that if all the new buildings were piled up, they would form a man-made mountain more than twice as tall as Mount Everest; Americans could soar 13 miles high in an elevator.

By last week 965 new buildings, costing an estimated $417 million, had been built, 32 of them this year. And still another...

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