Irving Trust Building

Irving Trust Building (on the right), 1 Wall Street, New York, (c 1931), designed by Ralph T. Walker of the firm Voorhees, Gmelin & Walker. Photograph by Irving Underhill (1872–1960) who was one of the most notable commercial photographers in New York City during the first half of the 20th century. He was particularly adept at showing the juxtaposition of old pedestrian-scaled buildings and newer skyscrapers like this photograph of the Trinity Church Spire, shown against the new fifty-story Irving Trust Company Building at Broadway and Wall, which in 1931 was said to be the most costly plot of real estate in the entire world.