A Pictoral History of the plat of land where MTV is located

The page is about the history of the plat of land where MTV is located, in Times Square, NY from when it was farm-land to the present. The Hotel Astor stood in its place until it was slated for demolition in 1966. The page is full of various forms of media, from newspaper clippings, to photos of gala events held in the early part of the last century, and audio recordings made on the rooftop of the Astor Hotel during various gala events, including VJ day.

It also gives a glimpse of the future from Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927). His film was inspired in part by the Hotel Astor, Times Square.

Metropolis 1.5 death star

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From Farmland to the Present