Columbus Circle, named for Christopher Columbus, is a major landmark and point of attraction in the New York City borough of Manhattan. Completed in 1905 and renovated a century later, it is located at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park West, Central Park South (59th Street), and Eighth Avenue, at the southwest corner of Central Park, and is the point from which distances from New York City are measured. The traffic circle was designed by William P. Eno, a businessman who pioneered many early innovations in road safety and traffic control, as part of Frederick Law Olmsted's vision for the park, which included a "Grand Circle" at Merchants' Gate, its most important Eighth Avenue entrance. Columbus Circle is frequently used to name the neighborhood a few blocks around the circle in each direction. (Wiki)
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72nd Street is an express Metro station on the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway located at the intersection of Broadway (Manhattan), and 72nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (including Verdi Square and Sherman Square) on the Upper West Side. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a few blocks to the south. The station is served by the 1, 2 and 3 trains at all times (Wiki).
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|40 Prince St. Nolita NYC|
Nothing anecdotic or descriptive.
The emotion has to be born out of creativity only.
Make a poem as nature makes a tree.
One must create. This is the sign of our time.
Statements by Vicente Huidobro.
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|Chrysler & MetLife Buildings|
|Empire State Building|
From The GE Building, which is the focal point of the entire Rockefeller Center complex.
The building looks dramatically different when viewing its narrow and wide facades. From 5th Avenue it is an elegant, narrow shaft while looking down 6th Avenue it forms an enormous slab.
The vertical and Gothic-inspired detailing of the austere Art Deco facade is integrated with a slim, functionally expressive form. Inside, this modern skyscraper features an open floor plan.
The lobby's rich materials and reduced black and beige ornamental scheme are enhanced by dramatic lighting.
Granite covers the base to a height of 1.2 meters (four feet), and the shaft has a refined facade of Indiana limestone with aluminum spandrel panels.
An escalator - a striking feature for its time - provides access to the shopping concourse below.
Nicknames include "The Slab" and "30 Rock".
The building was awarded landmark status in 1985.
The "Top of the Rock" rooftop observation deck closed in May 1986, and reopened on November 1, 2005. Its elevators have glass ceilings facing into illuminated shafts.
Whilst under construction in 1932, this building is where the famous photo "Lunchtime Atop a Skyscraper" was taken by the photographer Charles C. Ebbets. The photo shows 11 construction workers eating whilst sitting on a steel beam seemingly suspended in mid-air. [Emporis.com]