The photo isn’t of the greatest quality, but it still speaks volumes. Taken in the early 80’s, this shows the Freedom Tower surrounded by those classic neon signs of the good ole’ days.
Here you can the Alcazar Hotel (which is no longer in existence) and a Texaco station on the property that is now a parking lot in front of the American Airlines Arena.
Then north of the Freedom Tower you have a Hertz Rental Car location that states that it was 7:19PM when this photo was taken.
Source: Alain Bapic / Darlene Williams