Built in 1912 as the Eltinge Theater (named for famed female impersonator Julian Eltinge), this imposing Romanesque (Rococo? Italianate?) structure eventually became The Empire Theater, sometime during 42nd Street's journey from legitimate theater destination to burlesque to movies. This shot was taken in 1992, the day the plans for "42nd Street Now!" were announced, signalling the street's (the "Deuce)" transformation from seedy glory to Disney nightmare. Currently an AMC theater, which you can't miss. A beautiful restoration, nonetheless.