East 42nd Street at Lexington Avenue, NYC
|The Commodore Hotel at East 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue, NYC, sometime during the 1970s.|
|Grand Hyatt Hotel in 2018 (Google Street View).|
|Looking up from the same spot as the original photograph was taken orients you in relation to one of the great landmarks of New York City (Google Street View).|
|The northwest corner of East 42nd Street at Lexington Avenue, looking back in the other direction, in 2018 (Google Street View).|
|Donald Trump in 1980, the year he converted the Commodore Hotel into the Grand Hyatt. He is posing with a scale model of his proposed Trump Tower. (Don Hogan Charles—The New York Times/Redux).|
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this entry in my "the more things change, the more they stay the same" series. Please visit other entries to see how a city evolves over time.