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Old December 31st, 2011, 07:12 PM   #61
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Only Empire State Bldg is taller, but when the new WTC is completed at least 2 of the new buildings will be taller. The architects were Cook+Fox and Adamson Associates. It is LEED certifiated, that means it is considered to be the world's greenest skyscraper! A wind turbine on top generates electricity. The glass facade is lightly green toned.




People relaxing on the backside of the beautiful Public Library in Bryant Park. The statue is of William Cullen Bryant, the journalist and romantic poet that the park is named after.


Fifth Avenue, looking South towards World Trade Center and World Financial Center (visible in the distance) in Lower Manhattan.


The sloping base of the white H.R. Grace Building.


American Radiator Building.


One of several living Statue of Liberties.


The Great Lawn where people love to sit or lie and relax. The classic beige building with green roof is Mercantile Building from 1929.




American Radiator Building from 1924 has only 23 floors, but is one of New York's most beautiful skyscrapers. Once known as American Standard Bldg, today it houses the Bryant Park Hotel. It was the first Art Deco skyscraper ever, and the first NY building to gain landmark status.


American Radiator Building, now The Bryant Park Hotel.


Bank of America Tower to the right, 4 Times Square to the left.


W 42nd St seen from Times Square, towards HR Grace Bldg adn Chrysler Bldg with Bryant Park to the right.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 01:57 PM   #62
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So what do you think about Bryant Park? And Union Square?
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Old January 5th, 2012, 08:43 PM   #63
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Thanks. I really enjoyed your last few posts. Love the look of Bryant park.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 05:02 AM   #64
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I love Greenwich Village.

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Old January 6th, 2012, 04:12 PM   #65
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Lexington Avenue, or just "Lex", is an avenue in Midtown Manhattan, between 3rd Ave and Park Ave. It goes from 21st St at Gramercy Park to the north of Central Park, but this page is about the Midtown part, where some famous skyscrapers, stores and other buildings are situated.

Citigroup Center (on Lexington) and Lipstick Bldg seen from 2nd Avenue.


Citigroup Center is one of New York's classic skyscrapers, and one of the 10 tallest. It has 59 floors and is 279m to the top. It was built in 1977. Citigroup Center (formerly Citicorp Center) is sometimes featured in the comic magazine Superman as Lex Luthor's headquarters.


The sunken green plaza under Citigroup Center.


Bloomberg Tower, was completed in 2004, 6 years after Alexander's department store was demolished on the site. It was designed by the famous architect César Pellli. Michael Bloomberg is the current mayor of New York (2011), but also was the president of Bloomberg L.P.


Bloomberg Tower is 246m tall to the roof and has 55 floors.



Bloomingdale's flagship store is huge. It has 10 floors and occupies the entire block, where it has been located since 1930.

Bloomingdale's is a bit more exclusive then Macy's.




Chrysler Building's Lexington Ave facade. For more about Chrysler Bldg, visit the E 42nd St section.


The Upper East Side part of Lexington. The 2011 Virginia earthquake was going on the hours around the occasion when I took this picture. We couldn't feel it though, but workers at the office towers did.
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Old January 8th, 2012, 10:03 PM   #66
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Columbus Circle:

Columbus Circle is the traffic circle at the southwest corner of Central Park, where Broadway ends in Northwest Midtown. The area around it is also called Columbus Circle. Dedicated to Christopher Columbus, it has changed a lot since my visit in 1998 with new beautiful skyscrapers. It has changed from a boring thoroughfare to an exciting Manhattan meetingplace. The circle was completed in 1905 and designed by the businessman William P. Eno.



Time Warner Center, a complex with 229m tall glass twin towers. Completed in 2004, it was u/c during my visit in 1998. The complex was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill features a shopping galleria, CNN TV studios, luxury apartments, Rose Hall (a theater complex that is part of Lincoln Center and features Jazz at Lincoln Center), l and one of New York's most luxorious hotels, Mandarin Oriental.




The Columbus monument in the middle of Columbus Circle was erected in 1892 and designed by Gaetano Russo. The bronze reliefs towering at the column represent Columbus 3 ships and and the angel at the podium holds a globe.




Time Warner Center with its angled twin towers seen from below. They were completed 3 years after the twin towers of WTC were detroyed.


The Shops at Columbus Circle is the 5-storey galleria inside Time Warner Center from 2004. It mostly contains upscale luxury stores such as Armani and Hugo Boss and expensive restaurants.


Columbus Circle seen from the huge glass window at Time Warner Center's shopping galleria.


Whole Foods Store, an exclusive supermarket in the ground floor of Time Warner Center.


People relaxing in the middle of Columbus Circle.


Trump International Hotel with its steel globe was originally the Gulf and Western Bldg from 1976, but was stripped to its skeleton in 1997 and recladded by a glass facade, designed by Philip Johnson and Alan Ritchie. Now it features both a luxury hotel and condos. It is 176 m tall and has 44 floors.


The steel globe in front of Trump resembles the world.


Traffic of Columbus Circle. Some of the newer yellow cabs are smaller Toyotas, that are not so charming.


The Merchant's Gate sculpture at the southwest entrance to Central Park, on 8th Avenue next to Columbus Circle.


Broadway towards Times Square is crowded with skyscrapers.


Columbus Statue, towards City Spire with a green top.


One Worldwide Plaza, a postmodern skycraper with a coppar pyramid on top.


Hearst Tower, designed by the famous architect Norman Foster, was completed in 2006 and has 42 floors. It is 182m tall. It features elements of art deco and structural elementism.


Hearst Tower was built on top of this existing postmodern building.


The atrium inside Hearst Tower is more futuristic with this sloping waterfall and escalator. Unfortunately you need a card to pass.


8th Avenue southwards towards Times Square.


Mirrorring exteriors of 8th Avenue!
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Wow!

This part of New York looks fabulous, especially on a blue sky day.
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Old January 9th, 2012, 06:10 AM   #68
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beautiful new photos from New York....
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Old January 10th, 2012, 12:34 AM   #69
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Lincoln Center:

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a famous cultural complex on the south part of Upper West Side, at Lincoln Square near Midtown. The 2 main buildings were completed between 1962 and 1966. It is 6.6 ha large and was built by the initiative of John D. Rockefeller III and others. When we reached Lincoln Center it had turned dark. That is the time when this cultural complex looks the best with its illuminated facades.




The 3 buildings from the left are: 1. David H. Koch Theater, home of NYC opera and ballet. 2. Metropolitan Opera (The Met). 3.Avery Fisher Hall, the concert hall that is home of NY Philharmonic. There are also several other theaters in the complex, as well as cinemas, theater schools and restaurants.


I have a special relationship to Lincoln Center since it was the first famous building I saw whilte approaching the city by bus a dark evening on my first NY trip in 1998.


Close-up of The Met, that was completed in 1966.


Metropolitan Opera, often simiply called "The Met".






Alice Tully Hall is a modern annex to Lincoln Center, that features a striking design with glass and sharp angles. It lies on Broadway and is also called Irene Diamond Building. It is a signifigant 2009 renovation of a 1969 structure designed by Pietro Belluschi.
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Old January 11th, 2012, 03:57 PM   #70
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I will also make a separate thread with pictures after dark.
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Central Park South:


Central Park South with its many luxury hotels. This street leads from Grand Army Plaza to Columbus Circle.




Hampshire House (left), a classical residential brick skyscraper. Nikko House is the hotel to the right.


The entrance to Hampshire House right after the 2011 August earthquake...


..and Essex House.


A horse carriage at Central Park South after the 2011 earthquake.


A horse and an ambulance in front of Gainsborough Studios, an unusual jugend residential building.


7th Avenue towards Times Square, seen from Central Park South


Carnegie Hall Tower is the name of the light brown thin postmodern skyscraper. It has as much as 60 floors, is 231m tall and was built in 1991.


Central Park South, looking towards Columbus Circle (read more about it on the top).


Central Park South, looking towards Columbus Circle (read more about it on the top).
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On the left is the soon to be razed, 220 CPS.

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Old January 13th, 2012, 09:14 PM   #73
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^The building on the left doesn't looks so good, so I don't think that is a great loss.
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Fantastic thread

Thanks for the wonderful pics and the all the info you added on them...I love threads like this one
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Beautiful pics of New York....thanks for sharing
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Madison Square Garden:


Empire State Bldg, one of the few foggy days during our visit, seen from Penn Plaza at Madison Square Garden.’


Madison Square Garden and Penn Station are both located inside this ugly circular building, built in 1968. "The Garden", located on top of Penn Station, is a world famous indoor arena that features hockey, basket, a threatre, circurs and large concerts. Jimi Hendrix held his last concert here. Led Zeppelin, Slipknot, Queen, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley are just some of the world famous artists that have performed here. It can take up to 20 000 seated visitors. It is the busiest music arena in America, and 3rd most busy in the world counting number of sold tickets.

Despite its name it is neither located on Madison Square, the building is not square shaped and it is not a garden. But it used to be located at Madison Square Park, hence the name. The current building is the 4th to house Madison Square Garden. Pennsylvania Station is New York's largest intercity train station.
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East Midtown: East Side, Turtle Bay, United Nations

United Nations Headquarters Complex:


United Nations Building (Secretariat Bldg). UN:s 155m tall world HQ. It is situated next to East River, opposite Brooklyn. Even though it is one of New York's most famous skyscrapers, it has only 39 floors. It was built between 1947 and 1952. The chief architect was Wallace K. Harrison, but it was a collaberation between several internaitonal architects, like the famous Oscar Niemeyer (who also designed Brasilia), Le Corbuiser and Sven Markelius, a Swedish architect.






Non violence sculpture by the Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd. It was made in 1980 as a symbol against the shooing of Reutersvärd's friend, John Lennon. There is a similar one in my hometown, Malmö, and in several other cities.


The famous broken bronze globe sculpture outside the entrance to UN.


United Nations HQ with Queens skyline in the background.


United Nations Plaza, also known as DC-1 and DC-2, is a mixed-use complex (hotel, offices) opposite UN Bldg. They were built in 1975 and 1981 and have 39 floors each.


First Avenue:


Trump World Tower, a thin elegant residential skyscraper completed in 2001 (the same year that WTC fell!). It has 72 floors and was the world's tallest residential building until 2003. It is still the tallest residantial building in the USA, 262m tall.


Trump World Tower (not to be confused with Trump Tower) was designed by Costas Kondylis, stands on 1st Ave and faces East River.


Beekman Tower Hotel.




1st Ave is partly hilly.
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