Thursday, October 21, 2010
New York -2 From the Streets to Skyscrapers
The Streets are Clean, the air cold and the building's tall, it's possible that most of the buildings do not get sunshine throughout the day but most of them are airconditioned and heated. Most of the transportation is done underground with the big buildings having their own subway station below their buildings.
500 5th Avenue bulding is a 1931, 60 Floor art deco building.
The Tall bulding towards the left is the Woolworth building, 59 stories completed in 1913.
Lincoln building is a Neo Gothic , 53 storey building completed in 1930
Bank of America tower is a 58 floor building completed in 2009
919 3rd Avenue is 47 floors built in 1971.
The Millenium Hilton building is a 59 storey, 1992 building with 471 rooms.
Chase Manhattan plaza is a 1961, 60 storey building
Radio City Hall - is an Entertainment venue of Rockefeller centre. It derives it's name from it's first tenants Radio Corporation of America, the building was completed in 1931.Radio City has 5,933 seats for spectators; it became the largest movie theater in the world at the time of its opening
These are views from the sidewalk upto the top of the building, Manhattan lives up to it's name as the home of Spiderman with huge tall buildings all across throughout the Island. Just having a look at one of the huge buildings made me wonder that if one family was allotted one room, whole towns and cities would fit into just one building itself. Some of the buildings were so tall that it would not fit into the frame of the camera. I used 2 evelators during my stay in Manhattan, our room was on the 14th floor which we reached in 3 minutes, we went to the top of Rockefeller Centre in just about 5 minutes because the elevators were fast,Many of the skyscraper are more than a 100 years old like the Rockefeller centre, Empire State building but they are still strong and have been built to last. It's important to remember that many of these skyscrapers are built of steel and have been well constructed with many of the older buildings more than 100 years.
Grand Central Terminal-it is the largest train station in the world by number of platforms: 44, with 67 tracks along them. They are on two levels, both below ground, with 41 tracks on the upper level and 26 on the lower, though the total number of tracks along platforms and in rail yards exceeds 100. When the Long Island Rail Road's new station, below the existing levels, Grand Central will offer a total of 75 tracks and 48 platforms. The terminal covers an area of 48 acres.
World Trade Center Reconstruction Site - I could not see anything due to barricades around the construction site.
NYPD officers on horseback
Westward Go-4 Interceptor
Typical New York Vehicle Cop Cruiser - Ford Crown Victoria
New York Police Department -NYPD is the first police agency in the US started in 1845. The First one on mounted horse, second a mini car and finally NYPD car, the cops were quite friendly in giving help and direction.
This video was by Jay-Z & Alicia Keys - New York was running through my mind while touring around NYC :-)
"New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There's nothin' you can't do
Now you're in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Let's hear it for New York, New York,
- Alicia Keys