Photo by myself in Midtown.
I'm sure most people think of modern towers when they think of Midtown. As you can see however, there are still some older walk-up buildings interspersed among the taller buildings.
After a while, you get used to being in elevator buildings. I never really encountered elevators on a daily basis before living here. Now, it is second nature.
Unspoken elevator etiquette that most New Yorkers heed to includes holding the door open for stragglers, using 'indoor' voices, and pressing the button of your floor as soon as you get in the car.
Many of the newer elevators have LCD screens showing news headlines. It's odd to be in a little space where everyone is looking in the same direction. Unfortunately, the 'news' shown is never really great. It's usually a mix of celebrity gossip and weather forecasts. Sad!
Transit for the Masses, Dusk Among Towers and The Towers Near Riverside Park.