The capital city c.1520 during the reign of Henry VIII showing major streets, lanes, churches, great houses, monasteries and public buildings. This map reveals medieval London at its most impressive, before the city was overwhelmed by a massive population explosion.
ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL, City of London. St Pauls, viewed from Bull Wharf on the river frontage, seems to dominate the Victorian City. Photograph pre-1876. Howarth-Loomes Collection. This image belongs to English Heritage Archive
Eleven men eating lunch, seated on a girder with their feet dangling hundreds of feet above the New York City streets. Charles C. Ebbets took the photo on September 29, 1932 on the 69th floor of the RCA Building during the last months of construction.