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Old October 29th, 2005, 01:41 AM   #1
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Liverpool and NYC

I've revived this old thread just to post my holiday snaps (blame Doug Roberts). Anyway here goes:

The Brooklyn Bridge and the Downtown skyline:


The top of the Chrysler Building.
The spire was secretly assembled inside the building and jacked up into position to claim the title of World's Tallest Building.
Don't know how it got past planning:


A memorial on the door of an 8th Avenue fire house to its sixteen firefighters who perished on 911:


A streetscape in Chinatown:


Needs no introduction:


Heritage NYC style - the Municipal Buildings:


South Street Seaport.
Wavertree was one of a fleet of ships named after Liverpool suburbs:


Tiles for America. US schoolkids tributes for 911:


This view from Brooklyn shows the industrial nature of a lot of NYC.
The Williamsburg bridge is in the background:


Joisey City
(much like Birkenhead except it has the new Goldman Sachs tower):


View of Lower Manhattan (minus the twin towers):


World Trade Center 7, the first new building to go up at Ground Zero.
This building is taller and narrower than its predecessor to preserve views along Greenwich Street:


Fritz Koenig's Sphere celebrating world trade stood in the WTC plaza for 30 years
and was relocated to Battery Park as a temporary memorial to 911:


Grand Central (the real one). Just a marvellous building to celebrate train travel:



As I took well over 200 photos in NYC, I might decide to post one or two more.
Despite having more rainfall than Manchester (cf. Earlybird), it is still a fantastic place to visit.
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Old October 29th, 2005, 02:21 AM   #2
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Quietly impressive pictures.

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Old October 29th, 2005, 08:22 AM   #3
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Martin, brilliant pictures I love Grand Central and the Chrysler Bldg. keep 'em coming thanks very much.
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Old October 29th, 2005, 09:54 AM   #4
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I had 2 pics from last feb from the top of the empire lookig towards ground zero and then up to central park, shame i dlt'd them
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Old October 29th, 2005, 05:02 PM   #5
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If we only had 5 or so of those towers in Liverpool it would be so amazing, why cant we do it in this city why hasnt anyone got the vision and conviction to really put us back on the map!????????????.
Great pics btw!
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Old October 29th, 2005, 05:08 PM   #6
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I really, really want to go to New York, it seem slike such a great place! If I went and liked it i'd seriously consider moving over there! Dreams...
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Old October 29th, 2005, 05:14 PM   #7
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I really, really want to go to New York, it seem slike such a great place! If I went and liked it i'd seriously consider moving over there! Dreams...
You "really, really" have to like cities to like New York. It is a brash, noisy, dirty, dangerous metropolis and I love it. My wife hates it. She "really, really" loves the shopping mind you.
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Old October 29th, 2005, 08:52 PM   #8
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Really?
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Old October 29th, 2005, 09:01 PM   #9
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Brilliant pics Martin, cheers
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Old October 29th, 2005, 09:02 PM   #10
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Great pics Martin. Have you any more of Grand Central Station?
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Old October 29th, 2005, 09:29 PM   #11
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Glad to have you back Martin - plus the current piccies of New Yuk New Yuk.

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Old October 29th, 2005, 11:40 PM   #12
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Great set of pics , Martin. What was your general impression of NYC ?
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Old November 1st, 2005, 03:43 AM   #13
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Martin - you should have taken the Staten Island Ferry to St Georges and took a picture of its very own New Brighton (a district of the Island) from the ferry - from out in the harbour it bears an uncanny resemblance to the Wirral namesake (my former home town) and spookily is located in almost an identical position in relation to the island. I took some pics of this view when I was visiting New York in 1997. Whilst in New Brighton (Staten Island) I went to the Snug Harbour Cultural Center - a collection of delightful New England type wooden buildings housing galleries, art studios, etc.... - very charming and a complete world away from bustling Manhattan.

Nice pics too. I took almost 300 pics on my visit there but no way can I scan them up here cos they're all laid out in photo albums anyway.
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Old November 1st, 2005, 05:33 AM   #14
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Quote:
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[CENTER]Joisey City
(much like Birkenhead except it has the new Goldman Sachs tower):
I'm liking that building. Looks great.
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Old November 1st, 2005, 05:37 AM   #15
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Fritz Koenig's Sphere celebrating world trade stood in the WTC plaza for 30 years
and was relocated to Battery Park as a temporary memorial to 911:

i've always thought that no matter what huge, glitzy, expensive, well designed, breath-taking memorial they build, it'll never be as true or powerful a memorial as that battered globe.
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Old November 1st, 2005, 05:42 AM   #16
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You "really, really" have to like cities to like New York. It is a brash, noisy, dirty, dangerous metropolis and I love it. My wife hates it. She "really, really" loves the shopping mind you.
New York's dirty..it's brash..it's noisy---but it's not really dangerous.
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Old November 1st, 2005, 03:23 PM   #17
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You [B]"New York. dangerous metropolis .
When did you last go?? 1982??
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Old November 1st, 2005, 03:30 PM   #18
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I Thought it was quite funny...

Taken from Howard Kunstler's site, Architectural Blunders in monthly serial (http://www.kunstler.com/eyesore_200507.html)



The vulger, grandiose, pretentious, and stupid revised "Freedom Tower" proposed for the former World Trade Center site represents the antithesis of freedom. Instead of a ground floor that offers connection to the pedestrian life of the street, what you get is a gigantic blank-walled crypto-military fortification -- two hundred feet of steel and concrete bombproof bombast -- while the priapic tower above holds office workers hostage in the world's number one target for shoulder-launched missiles and other weapons of opportunity. What kind of sadist corporate CEO would ask his-or-her employees to work in the 49th floor of this monstrosity? What sort of desperate, cringing, soulless employee would consent to work there? What makes any of the idiots associated with this project, from Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Governor Pataki to David Childs, the architect from Skidmore Owings and Merrill, to the sycophants at the New York Times arts desk, think that we will even be able to run mega-structures like this one in an imminent future of worldwide energy shortages? The project should sink from the sheer weight of stupidity that has been heaped into it. It lacks the dignity of even a common bowling trophy. It's a disgrace to the city of New York and to the word freedom.
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Old November 4th, 2005, 10:17 AM   #19
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Personally I`d rebuild the `Twin Towers` but obviously with knowledge gained from the event to make any further atrocity less likely.
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Old November 8th, 2005, 03:03 AM   #20
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Quote:
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Joisey City
(much like Birkenhead except it has the new Goldman Sachs tower):
(Also known as the 'Colgate Building'.)

Just got back from New York last week. Had a fantastic time. The place is now much safer than the last time I went.

Martin, if you need any photos, let me know. We took approx. 1,000 pics between us.
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