New York Landscapes

New York has great visuals. These are a few of the several photos I took of buildings and streets. Some are a little clichéed, but hopefully not all. They're some of my many holiday snaps.

The new and the older. The World Trade Centre One building is still under construction, while the Beekman Tower which is residential designed by Frank Gehry was finished in 2011. On the right, the Chrysler Building is, to my mind, and from what I saw in the few days I was there, still the most beautiful in New York. It was built in 1930 and was the tallest building in the world for less than a year. It's about the same height as the Shard (40 ft taller). The fire escape on the right hand side is the other side of a street near to Grand Central Station.

This is from Brooklyn Bridge and shows the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings together. It would be nice to be able to see the skyline as it was about 60 years ago, before they built the monstrosities like the Met Life building to the left of the Chrysler.

The Empire State Building looks smaller from a distance (not surprising really :-) but can shine through in the right light. Taken from the Staten Island ferry.
The Flatiron Building on the right is often described as the first skyscraper though it wasn't. It was built in 1902 and is the 'iconic' early skyscraper. In one of the snapshots below you can see how narrow it gets at the bottom.

These are New York canyons. I concentrated on the skylines, but used a little streetscape in each. On the left is 8th Avenue, looking through Times Square - best to pass through quickly I think - Central Park at the end. The one on the right is 6th Avenue taken from near Central Park and the Rockerfeller Centre.

The rest, below, really are snapshots.

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