The bright neon signs, flashing ads, street performers, careening cabs, musical productions, and guarding police at Times Square in Midtown are only a part of the menagerie. About 40 million people annually make the pilgrimage to the “Center of the Universe.” The most famous event every year since 1907 is the New Year’s Eve ball […]
A whopping 37 million people annually visit the 843 acres known as Central Park. Created in 1857, it has evolved into a mecca for fun and relaxation. Among the attractions are horse-drawn carriages, jogging paths, a carousel, a playground, a zoo, restaurants, outdoor sculptures, and plenty of green space.
The 1,454 foot Empire State Building is easy to find in a city filled with more than 7,000 high-rises. This Art Deco structure was the world’s tallest when it opened in 1931. On the 102nd floor is an observation deck with outstanding views of New York City.
In New York Harbor is an iconic image of the 238 BC Roman goddess named Libertas. Everyone calls her the Statue of Liberty. The gift from France in 1886 was sculpted by Frédéric Bartholdi. The crowned and robed figure stands 351 feet on Liberty Island. She welcomed more than 12 million immigrants as they were […]
Radio transmission waves or zigzag electricity designs resembling lightning bolts were used extensively by the Radio Corporation of America, better known as RCA. They appeared in their logo, marketing and as an architectural motif at their previous building at 570 Lexington Avenue. In 1933, when they moved to the General Electric Building, which today is […]
During a visit to the 9.5 acre Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village, you feel like you have been transported to Paris when you see this 77 foot marble arch resembling the Arc de Triomphe. A temporary arch was built in the park in 1889 for the centennial anniversary of George Washington’s inauguration. Three years […]
This monument of a soldier’s silhouette carved from stainless steel on a base of black granite is called The Universal Soldier. This beautiful tribute to Korean War veterans has been positioned in Battery Park so the sun shines through the soldier’s helmet every July 27 at 10:00 a.m. That’s the anniversary of the war’s end.
Although the headquarters for the United Nations are located in Manhattan, this 509 foot tower and the other buildings in the complex are considered to be international territory. John D. Rockefeller Jr., the son of the founder of Standard Oil, donated the land so it could be built in 1952. On Monday through Friday, the […]
Near the entrance of the 58 floor Trump Tower skyscraper on Fifth Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan is this outdoor clock bearing the name of the real estate developer and U.S. president, Donald Trump. The building is primarily residential and shopping for the wealthy. Recently, a three apartment property on the 38th floor sold for $16.5 […]
On a traffic island in the corner of Broadway and Seventh Avenue in the heart of Times Square is a U.S. Armed Forces Recruiting Office that opened in 1946. It received a patriotic facelift in 2011 when Architecture Research Office designed this massive American Flag for two sides of the building. At night, the red, […]