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Zeus with Lightning Bolt at GE Building in New York City, New York

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 […]

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Washington Arch at Washington Square Park in New York City, New York

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 […]

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Universal Soldier Monument in New York City, New York

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.

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United Nations Headquarters Building in New York City, New York

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 […]

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Trump Tower Outdoor Clock in New York City, New York

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 […]

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American Flag at Night in Times Square in New York City, New York

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, […]

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Time-Life Building Cubed Curve Sculpture in New York City, New York

This giant, blue sculpture outside the entrance of the Time-Life Building on the Avenue of the Americas is called Cubed Curve. It was created in 1972 by William Crovello and sponsored by the Association for a Better New York. Time Inc. occupied 21 of the 48 floors before announcing in 2014 their plans to move […]

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Tiffany & Co. Name on Store in New York City, New York

What started in 1837 as the Tiffany, Young and Ellis stationary store in New York City became Tiffany & Company in 1853 after one of its co-founders, Charles Lewis Tiffany, shifted the merchandise toward jewelry. Today, it is a public, worldwide retailer of luxury jewelry with about $4 billion in annual revenue. Despite their growth, […]

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Thurgood Marshall Tower and Manhattan Municipal Bld. in New York City, New York

The 25 foot, golden statue at the top of the impressive Manhattan Municipal Building is named Civic Fame. The shield and laurel branch she is holding represent victory and triumph. On the left is the tower of the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse. The pyramid-shaped roof and lantern are also gilded.

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Steel Globe at Columbus Circle in New York City, New York

This globe by artist Kim Brandell shows the earth’s continents suspended on steel rings representing latitude and longitude lines. The public art stands in a plaza at the base of the Trump International Hotel & Tower near Central Park. Its neighbors in Columbus Circle are the 750 foot, twin towers of the Time Warner Center […]