A huge panorama from Shorpy of two glass negatives from the Detroit Photographic Company seamlessly combined - New York ca. 1910. "Broadway and St. Paul's Chapel from the Post Office. Singer, City Investing and Hudson Terminal Buildings."
I posted a photo almost identical to the left half of this image back in 2012. It was obviously taken at the same time, but one of the men on the planks to the right of the "The Even" lettering has moved, and the smoke is different.
Here's what I wrote then:
The Singer Building was the world's tallest when it was completed in 1908, but was overtaken a year later by the Met Life Tower, which only kept the top spot itself till 1913 and the completion of the Woolworth Building. Heady times in New York City, setting the pattern for the heroic age of skyscrapers in the Thirties - though we're looking at downtown Manhattan here, near Wall Street, whereas later additions to the New York skyline like the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings were back up in midtown.
The Met Life and the Woolworth still stand, but the Singer was demolished in 1968 to make way for the unremarkable One Liberty Plaza. The Singer still holds the record as the tallest building ever peacefully demolished (the World Trade Center towers, of course, were considerably higher, but their end was far from peaceful).
Here's another Detroit Publishing Company photo taken at the same time, and very likely from the same spot, with the view moved over to the West, taking in the spectacular Hudson Terminal buildings, once the largest office buildings in the world - demolished to make way for the World Trade Center. And here's a classic 1909 view of the Singer, the City Investing Building, and the Hudson Terminal buildings from the north-east - all now, sadly, gone. The current view is dominated by Ground Zero and the rising Freedom Tower.
And, a 1908 view looking west across at the Singer Building from Brooklyn.