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Old October 15th, 2010, 03:21 AM   #41
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Welcome to my home rychlik. I hope you enjoyed New York, and please do come back October is a great time to visit; some days are dark and rainy but most are sunny and filled with blue skies (like this past week).

Oh yeah, I'm guessing your Polish by the threads you comment on? If you are then you should have came October 3rd! It was the annual Pulaski Day Parade/Polish mania day in NYC!

Check these videos out!

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Old October 15th, 2010, 03:42 AM   #42
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EuroAmerican, yes I am Polish

I wasn't able to make the Pulaski Day parade unfortunately. One day I will though that's for sure. It looks like a blast.

I'll be returning to NYC around October 24. You're very lucky to be living in one of the greatest cities in the world.
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Old October 15th, 2010, 06:30 AM   #43
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Thanks Robert.
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Old October 15th, 2010, 06:38 AM   #44
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So many people hate this building. But I'm finding myself liking it more and more.
I agree. It's quite interesting.
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Old October 15th, 2010, 06:04 PM   #45
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very nice photos...
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Old October 16th, 2010, 06:53 AM   #46
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The last pics. The boat ride.

















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Last shot of Times Square from the tour bus.



Three iconic spires. I love this picture.
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I hope everyone has enjoyed my photographic tour of New York City- the greatest city in the world!

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Old October 16th, 2010, 08:05 AM   #47
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Fantastic pictures. NYC is w/o doubt the greatest city in the world when it comes to skyscrapers. All those towers from the beginning of the 20th century are simply magnificent.
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Old October 16th, 2010, 09:17 AM   #48
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Fantastic pictures. NYC is w/o doubt the greatest city in the world when it comes to skyscrapers. All those towers from the beginning of the 20th century are simply magnificent.
You're right. In terms of early 20th century skyscrapers I think only Chicago can compete. But NYC now has everything: class and modern flare. It's the perfect mixture. And at ground level the history is much more visible than one might imagine. You can tell this city was built on big money. Quite impressive. I think at one point a lot of those great art deco style buildings were the headquarters of major American ship companies. Location, location, location- this is why the city developed into one of the greatest in the world.
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Old October 16th, 2010, 10:26 AM   #49
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Nice.

Never really thought of it before but judging from your pics it seems many streets are in constant shade due to the many skyscrapers.
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Old October 16th, 2010, 10:30 AM   #50
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Definitely the city is a must-see for all those who are interested in the history of skyscrapers, capitalism and America.
It has been serving to newcomers as the great gateway to the great country for centuries now.

A toast to NYC

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Old October 16th, 2010, 03:47 PM   #51
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You're right. In terms of early 20th century skyscrapers I think only Chicago can compete....
Chicago doesn't have a fraction of pre-WWII skyscrapers that NY has.
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Old October 16th, 2010, 07:46 PM   #52
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Chicago doesn't have a fraction of pre-WWII skyscrapers that NY has.
Never been there but would like to maybe next year.
Here's some examples I found online of what I believe to be buildings before WWII in Chicago.

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But who cares really. Both cities seem to have their own character, NYC being the more dominant for obvious reasons. These older pre-WWII American skyscrapers are like your versions of castles in Europe. They must be preserved for their historical value.

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Old October 16th, 2010, 07:48 PM   #53
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Nice.

Never really thought of it before but judging from your pics it seems many streets are in constant shade due to the many skyscrapers.
Never thought of it either but now that I can recall, yes there is a lot darkness in some areas. I would hate to rent a basement apartment in Manhattan.
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Old October 16th, 2010, 09:33 PM   #54
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Old October 16th, 2010, 09:36 PM   #55
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Never been there but would like to maybe next year.
Here's some examples I found online of what I believe to be buildings before WWII in Chicago.

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But who cares really. Both cities seem to have their own character, NYC being the more dominant for obvious reasons. These older pre-WWII American skyscrapers are like your versions of castles in Europe. They must be preserved for their historical value.
You are right on about that - too many were lost in the bad old 60s and 70s only to be replaced by anonymous bland glasss boxes which could be anywhere. I wish they would continue to use more masonry in the new scrapers as this material is the most beautiful and is synonomus with North American skyscrapers, you dont see them almost anywhere else.
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Old October 16th, 2010, 11:10 PM   #56
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You are right on about that - too many were lost in the bad old 60s and 70s only to be replaced by anonymous bland glasss boxes which could be anywhere. I wish they would continue to use more masonry in the new scrapers as this material is the most beautiful and is synonomus with North American skyscrapers, you dont see them almost anywhere else.
I agree 100%. I think art deco should make a come back in some form. What's old is new again. I wish for New York or even Chicago to take a chance and build one or two magnificent "old school" art deco style skyscrapers. I think they'd be a real hit. I know they would be more expensive to build but would be well worth it in the end.
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Old October 17th, 2010, 04:51 AM   #57
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15 Central Park West is a newly-constucted retro tower clad in limestone. It was a huge success and sold units at up to $4,500/sf.

It can be seen on the far left in this photo.





The Brompton on East 86th Street is another new tower built in an older style.

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Old October 17th, 2010, 06:09 AM   #58
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Fantastic pictures rychlik
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Old October 17th, 2010, 08:01 AM   #59
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Thanks guys.
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Old October 18th, 2010, 04:35 AM   #60
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I have an apartment in The Brompton . It's great; has a 100% pre-war Park Avenue feeling.



There's a few units left. The first link is the site and the other one is a listing

http://www.thebromptonnyc.com/

http://corcoran.com/property/listing...tingID=1984996

15 Central Park West, btw, is OUT OF THIS WORLD. It's the 740 Park Avenue of our generation.

(If you don't know what 740 Park Avenue is, you should- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/740_Park_Avenue)
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