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Old Posted Feb 26, 2010, 8:21 AM
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
Scott- Interesting ruminations in your post. I like the postcard and Linda's sweet simple message.
And to answer your question, No...I haven't come across the original photograph of that postcard.

Concerning the "Crime of the Century" (the Times Building bombing).
It used to confuse me that some photos of the Times Building had the crenelated tower and others did not.
Recently, I read somewhere that the tower was an addition to the building AFTER the bombing.
Does anyone know, is this correct?

I'll dig up some of the photos I have.
Ah well, it was worth asking anyway. I didn't think of this before, but since it was taken from the vantage point of the Times Building, the original photo might have belonged to the Times, and was perhaps destroyed along with the building itself in 1910...

And, yes, that crenelated tower was part of the third Times Building.

Here's a postcard view from shortly after the new building was completed:

Later, a flagpole and the word "TIMES" were added to the top of the tower, though I don't know exactly when...


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