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New York

by piero scaruffi
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Landmarks

  • Harlem
  • Central Park
  • Metropolitan Museum
  • Rubin Museum (150 West 17th Street)
  • Cloisters
  • MOMA (53rd & 5th)
  • Museum of New York (5th Ave & 103rd)
  • Museum of TV and Radio (5th Ave & 63rd)
  • Natural History Museum
  • Broadway & Times Square (theater district)
  • Rapp & Rapp: Paramount Building, 1501 Broadway (1927)
  • Emery Roth: The Beresford (1929), 211 Central Park West
  • Graves and Duboy: The Ansonia (1904), 2109 Broadway
  • Soho (Green St, Broome St)
  • Tribeca
  • William Berger: Civic Center Synagogue (1967), 49 White St
  • Voorhees, Gmelin & Walker: Western Union Building (1930), 60 Hudson
  • John Carl Warnecke: AT&T Long Lines Building (1974), Chursh and Worth Streets
  • Greenwich Village & Washington Square
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Statue of Liberty
  • United Nations (1953), 42nd to 48th on First Avenue
  • Douglas Ives: Tudor City (1928), 40th to 43nd and First to Second Avenue
  • Costas Kondylis: Trump World Tower (2001), 845 United Nations Plaza
  • Penn Station
  • St Patrick's Cathedral ((1879)
  • Saint John the Divine (still in construction, 112th & Amsterdam)
  • Richard Upjohn: Trinity Church (1846)
  • St Paul on Broadway (1760s)
  • Riverside Church (carillon), 490 Riverside Dr (120th St)
  • Temple Emanuel (1845), 5th & 65th
  • Daniel Burnham: Flatiron Building, New York (1902), 175 5th Ave ++
  • William Kendall: Municipal Building, New York (1906) +
  • Joseph Francois Mangin and John McComb: City Hall Park (1811), Broadway and Park Row
  • Federal Plaza: Richard Serra's "Tilted Arc" (1981)
  • Cass Gilbert: Woolworth Building (1913), 233 Broadway +
  • Carrere & Hastings: Standard Oil Building (1922), 26 Broadway
  • Walter Gropius: MetLife (ex Pan Am) building (1963), 200 Park Avenue ++
  • William van Alen (1883): Chrysler Building (1930), 405 Lexington Avenue +
  • High Stubbins: Citicorp building (1978), Lexington & 53rd Street +
  • Gordon Bunshaft: Lever House (1952), 390 Park Avenue
  • Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe: Seagram Building (1958), 375 Park ++
  • Raymond Hood: RCA Building (1933), 30 Rockefeller Plaza, bet W49 and W50
  • Shreve, Lamb, and Harmon: Empire State Building (1933), 350 5th Av ++
  • Hood, Reinhard, Hofmeister, etc: Rockefeller Center, New York (1931-37)
  • Eero Saarinen: TWA terminal, New York (1962), JFK airport
  • Philip Johnson: Sony (ex AT&T) Building (1984), 550 Madison Avenue ++
  • Minoru Yamasaki (1912): World Trade Center, New York (1970, dem 2001)
  • Daniel Libeskind: Freedom Tower (2008)
  • Steven Holl and Robert Silman: 5th Avenue and 42nd Street Tower (New York)
  • Renzo Piano and Charles Thornton: New York Times Headquarters
  • Ralph Walker: New York Telephone Building (ex Barclay-Vesey), 140 West Street (1927)
  • Cass Gilbert: 90 West Street (1907)
  • Ernest Graham: Equitable Building (1915), 120 Broadway
  • Ithiel Town and Alexander Jackson Davis: Federal Hall (1842), 28 Wall Street
  • George Post: New York Stock Exchange (1903), 8 Broad Street
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill: Chase Manhattan Bank Tower (1961), Nassau & William
  • Chase Manhattan Plaza: Jean Dubuffet's "Four Trees" (1971)
  • Gordon Bunshaft: Marine Midland Building, 140 Broadway (1967)
  • York & Sawyer: Federal Reserve Bank (1935), 33 Liberty St
  • Bruce Price: Bank Of Tokyo (1895), 100 Broadway
  • Voorhees, Gmelin & Walker: Irving Trust Company Building (1932), 1 Wall Street
  • Clinton & Russell and Holton & George: American International Building (1932), 70 Pine Street
  • Harvey Wiley Corbett: 1 5th Avenue (1929)
  • Russell G. Cory, Walter M. Cory, and Yasuo Matsui: Starret-Lehigh Building (1931), West 26th to West 27th st
  • Harvey Wiley Corbett and D.Everett Wald: Metropolitan Life Insurance Building (1923), 11-25 Madison Av
  • Napoleon LeBrun: Metropolitan Life Insurance Tower (1909), 1 Madison Av & 23rd St, modeled after the campanile of St Mark's Square in Venice
  • John Burgee and Phillip Johnson: Lipstick Building (1986), 885 3rd Avenue ++
  • Cross & Cross: General Electric Building (1931), 570 Lexington & 51st ++
  • Arthur Harmon: Shelton Towers Hotel (1924), 525 Lexington
  • Sloan & Robertson: Chanin Building (1929), 122 East 42nd Street & Lexington
  • Westin Hotel (2002), 270 West 43rd Street and Eighth Avenue
  • Helmle & Corbett: Bush Tower (1918), 130 West 42nd Street
  • David Childs: Time Warner Building (ex Esso), 10 Columbus Circle +
  • Elisha Harris Janes and Richard Leopold Leo: The Dorilton (1902), 171 W71 & Broadway.
  • Trowbridge & Livingston: Bankers Trust Company Building, 14 Wall Street (1912) top emulation of Temple of Halicarnassus
  • Fraunces Tavern (1762)
  • James Brown Lord: Delmonico's Restaurant (1891)
  • Kirby, Petit & Green: American Bank Note Company (1908), 70 Broad St
  • Harrison & Abramovitz: Socony-Mobil Building, 150 East 42nd Street (1956)
  • Kevin Roche & John Dinkeloo: Morgan Bank Headquarters, 60 Wall Street (1989)
  • Gordon Bunshaft: Grace Building, 1114 6th Avenue or 41 West 42nd Street (1974)
  • Continental Illinois Building (1981), Madison Ave & 53rd
  • Raymond Hood: American Standard Building (former American Radiator Building), 40 West 40th Street (1924)
  • Der Scutt: Trump Tower, 7125 5th Avenue & 54th (1983)
  • Kohn Pedersen Fox: 712 5th Avenue (1991)
  • Eero Saarinen: CBS Building, 51 West 52nd Street (1965)
  • City Spire (1988), 150 56th
  • Welles Bosworth: AT&T Building, 195 Broadway (1917)
  • SOM: Irving Trust (1983) on 101 Barclay St
  • Adamson Assoc: Hearst (2006), 8th & 57th +
  • Wallace Harrison: Metropolitan Opera (1966) +
  • Cass Gilbert: Alexander Hamilton Custom House (1907), 1 Bowling Green
  • Haughwout Building (1857) on 488 Broadway
  • Jefferson Market Courthouse (1877)
  • Cass Gilbert: New York Life Insurance Company Building (1928), 45 Madison & 26th
  • Engine Company No 31, 87 Lafayette (1895)
  • St Mark's In the Bowery (1799), 131 E.10th St
  • St Mark's Place between Third Avenue to Avenue A
  • Henry Fernbach: Central Synagogue (1872), 652 Lexington Avenue
  • Cesar Pelli: Bloomberg Tower (2004), 731 Lexington Avenue
  • Guggenheim Museum (5th Ave & 89st)
  • Columbia University 's Low Library
  • Emery Roth: San Remo Apartments (1930), 145-146 Central Park West
  • Ralph Adams Cram: St John the Divine, New York (1892)
  • Dakota, 1 W 72nd St & Central Park (1884)
  • Low Memorial Library, Columbia University (1897)
  • Public Library, 5th Ave & 40th St (1911)
  • Starrett-Lehigh, 11th Ave & 26th St (1931)
  • Jefferson Market Courthouse (1877) 425 Sixth Avenue at West 10th St.
  • Louis Sullivan: Bayard-Condict Building, 65-69 Bleecker Street (1899)
  • IM Pei: Silver Towers, 100-110 Bleecker Street (1899)
  • Renzo Piano: New York Times Building (2007), 40th St
  • Norman Foster: Hearst Tower (2007), 959 8th Ave
  • Joseph Urban: Hearst Magazine, lower level (1928), 959 8th Ave
  • Frank Gehry: 8 Spruce St (2011)
Others:
  • Goldman Sachs Tower in Jersey City
  • Raymond & Rado: 1 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 885 Second Avenue (1971)
  • Edward Durrell Stone: 1 Financial Square, 32 Old Slip (1987)
  • Roy Allen: former US Steel Building, Broadway and Liberty (1974)
  • William Lascaze: 1 NY Plaza, Whitehall btw Water and South Street (1969)
  • Kahn & Jacobs: 1 Pennsylvania Plaza (1972)
  • Swanke Hayden Connell: 1 Seaport Plaza (1981)
  • Emery Roth: 1 State Street Plaza, 1 State Street (1969)
  • Eidlitz & Mackenzie: 1 Times Square (Times Tower), 1475 Broadway (1904)
  • John Portman: Marriott Marquis, 1531-49 Broadway (1904)
  • Cesar Pelli: 1 World Financial Center (Dow Jones and Oppenheimer Funds Building), 1 World Financial Center (West St between Liberty and Vesey) (1986)
  • Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo: 1-2 U.N. Plaza (U.N. Plaza Hotel), First Avenue & 44th Street (1976)
  • Eli Attia: 101 Park Avenue (1985)
  • Kahn & Jacobs: 100 Park Avenue (1949)
  • Francis Kimball: Trinity Building, 111 Broadway (1906)
  • Emery Roth: 1133 6th Avenue (Interchem Building), 1133 6th Avenue (1969)
  • Francis Kimball: United States Realty Building, 115 Broadway (1906)
  • SOM: 1166 6th Avenue (1973)
  • Ulrich Franzen: Phillip Morris Building, 120 Park Avenue (1983)
  • Ely Jacques Kahn: 120 Wall Street, 120 Wall Street (1930)
  • Emery Roth: 200 Water Street (1969)
  • Harrison & Abramovitz: Time and Life Building, 1271 6th Avenue (1959)
  • SOM: UBS - Paine Webber Building, 1285 6th Avenue (1961)
  • Kohn Pedersen Fox: 135 East 57th Street (1987)
  • IM Pei: 57 East 57th Street (1993)
  • Kahn & Jacobs: 1515 Broadway (1 Astor Plaza), 1515 Broadway (1969)
  • SOM: Bertelsmann Building, 1540 Broadway (1993)
  • Gwathmey Siegel: Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Building, 1585 Broadway (1990)
  • Emery Roth: Paramount Plaza, 1633 Broadway (1968)
  • Emery Roth: 17 State Street (1987)
  • Fox & Fowle: National Westminster Bank Building, 175 Water Street (1982)
  • Swanke Hayden Connell: Continental Tower, 180 Maiden Laine (1982)
  • Schultze & Weaver: Waldorf-Astoria, 301 Park Avenue (1962)
  • Henry Dreyfus & Emery Roth: Bankers Trust Co. Building, 280 Park Avenue (1962)
  • Emery Roth: 2 Broadway (1959)
  • Kahn & Jacobs: former American Expresss Plaza, 125 Broad Street (1971)
  • Cesar Pelli & Haines Lundberg Waehler: 2 World Financial Center (1987)
  • Wechsler, Grasso & Menziuso: U.S. Army Building, 39 Whitehall Street (1986)
  • Fox & Fowle: Reuters Building, Seventh Avenue & 43rd Street, Times Square (2001)
  • Cesar Pelli: American Express Building, 3 World Financial Center (1985)
  • Philip Johnson and John Burgee: 33 Maiden Laine (1 Federal Reserve Plaza), 33 Maiden Laine (1986)
  • Emery Roth: 345 Park Avenue (1969)
  • Gordon Bunshaft: Manufactures Hanover Trust Company Building, 350 Park Avenue (1954)
  • Carson, Lundin & Shaw: Manufacturers Hanover Trust Operations Center, Water and Broad Streets (1968)
  • Fox & Fowle: Conde Nast Building, Broadway & 42nd, Times Square (1999)
  • Cesar Pelli: Merrill Lynch Building, 4 World Financial Center (1986)
  • Helmut Jahn: 425 Lexington Avenue, 425 Lexington Avenue (1988)
  • Fox & Fowle: 45 Broadway (1983)
  • Kohn Pedersen Fox: Ernst & Young Building, 7th Avenue & 42nd, Times Square (2002)
  • Shreve, Lamb & Harmon: 500 5th Avenue (1931)
  • French, Ives, Sloan, Robertson: 551 5th Avenue (1927)
  • Emery Roth: 55 Water Street (1972)
  • Alfred Easton Poor: Home Insurance Company Building, 59 Maiden Lane (1966)
  • Edward Larrabee Barnes: IBM Building, 590 Madison Avenue (1980)
  • Edward Larrabee Barnes: 599 Lexington Avenue (1986)
  • Carson & Lundin: Manufacturers Hanover Trust Building, 600 5th Avenue (1952)
  • Swanke Hayden Connell: 620 Madison Avenue (1982)
  • Delano & Aldrich: 63 Wall Street (1929)
  • SOM: Olympic Tower, 645 5th Avenue (1976)
  • John Carl Warnecke: Piaget Building, 650 5th Avenue (1978)
  • Carson, Lundin & Shaw: Tishman Building, 666 5th Ave (1957)
  • Reinhard, Hofmeister & Walquist: Kent Building, 161 East 42nd Street (1952)
  • Eggers & Higgins and Marazio & Morris: Buchmann Tower, 680 5th Avenue (1957)
  • Emery Roth: 7 Hanover Square (1982)
  • Welton Becket: Barclay's Bank Building, 75 Wall Street (1987)
  • Edward Durrell Stone and Emery Roth: General Motors Building, 767 5th Avenue (1968)
  • Emery Roth: 77 Water Street (1970)
  • SOM: 85 Broad Street (1982)
  • Associated Architects: Amax Building (former RKO Building), 1270 6th Avenue (1932)
  • Ralph Walker: Long Distance Building of AT&T, 32 6th Avenue (1932)
  • Rogers, Burgun, Shahine and Deschler: Banco Santander, 45 East 53rd Street (1994)
  • Benjamin Winstar Morris: Bank of New York Building, 48 Wall Street (1927)
  • Gramercy Park (1860s) between East 20th and 21st Streets at the foot of Lexington Avenue
  • SOM: Bear Stearns World Headquarters, 383 Madison Avenue (2002)
  • John Mead Howells: Beekman Tower, 3 Mitchell Place (1928)
  • Associated Architects: British Empire Building, 620 5th Avenue (1933)
  • Fox & Fowle: Broad Financial Center, 33 Whitehall Street (1986)
  • Willauer, Shape & Bready: Candler Building, 220 West 42nd Street (1916)
  • Cesar Pelli: Carnegie Hall Tower, 152 West 57th Street or 899 Seventh Ave (1990)
  • Harrison, Abramovitz & Harris: Celanese Building, 1211 6th Avenue (1974)
  • Gordon Bunshaft: Chase Manhattan Bank (former Union Carbide Building), 270 Park Avenue (1960)
  • Cross & Cross: City Bank Farmers Trust Company Building, 20 Exchange Place or 22 William Street (1931)
  • Henry Hardenbergh: Con Edison Headquarters, Irving Place btw 14th and 15th (1911)
  • Harrison & Avramovitz: Corning Glass Building, 715 5th Avenue (1959)
  • Gruzen & Partners: Dag Hammarskjold Tower, 240 East 47th Street (1984)
  • Raymond Hood and John Mead Howells: Daily News Building, 220 East 42nd Street (1930)
  • Starrett & Van Vleck: Downtown Athletic Club, 19 West Street (1930)
  • Harrison, Abramovitz & Harris: Exxon Building, 1251 6th Avenue (1971)
  • Raymond Hood and Foulhoux & Godley: McGraw Hill Building, 330 West 42nd Street (1931)
  • Harrison, Abramovitz & Harris: McGraw-Hill Building, 1221 6th Avenue (1973)
  • Raymond Hood: McGraw-Hill, 330 W 42nd (1931)
  • Walker & Gillette: Fuller Building, 41 East 57th Street (1929)
  • Sloan & Robertson: Graybar Building, 410 Lexington (1927)
  • Napoleon LeBrun: Home Life Insurance Company Building (Postal Telegraph Building), 256-257 Broadway (1894)
  • Associated Architects: International Building North, 636 5th Avenue (1934)
  • Louis Weeks: International Telephone Building, 75 Broad Street (1930)
  • Christian de Portzamparc and Hiller/Eggers: LVMH Tower, 19 East 57th Street (1999)
  • Associated Architects: La Maison Francais, 610 5th Avenue (1933)
  • Henry Ives Comb: Liberty Tower (former Singlair Oil Building), 55 Liberty Street (1910)
  • J.E.R Carpenter: Lincoln Building, 60 East 42nd Street (1930)
  • Lincoln Center: +Henry Moore's Reclining Figure (1965)
  • Rose, Beaton, & Rose: N.Y. Telephone Co. Switching Station, 375 Pearl Street (1976)
  • Fox & Fowle: One Exchange Plaza, Broadway and Exchange Alley (1984)
  • Associated Architects: Palazzo di Italia, 626 5th Avenue (1934)
  • SOM: Park Avenue Plaza, 55 East 52nd Street (1981)
  • Robertson: Park Row Building, 15 Park Row (1899)
  • Associated Architects: Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Avenue (1932)
  • Emery Roth and Carrere & Hastings: Ritz Tower, 109 East 57th Street (1925)
  • Associated Architects: Simon & Shuster Building (former U.S. Rubber Co Building), 1230 6th Avenue (1939 )
  • Kohn Pedersen Fox: Smith Barney Traveler's Group, 386 Greenwich Street (1989)
  • SOM: Solow Building, 9 West 57th Street (1974)
  • Craig Severance & Yasuo Matsui: Trump Building (former Bank of Manhattan Building), 40 Wall Street (1929)
  • York & Sawyer: Transportation Building, 255 Broadway (1915)
  • Thomas Stanley: Trump Tower (former Gulf & Western Building), 15 Columbus Circle (1970)
  • Cass Gilbert: United States Courthouse, 1 Foley Square (1936)
  • Kahn & Jacobs: Universal Pictures, 445 Park Avenue (1947)
  • Kahn & Jacobs: Verizon Building (former N.Y. Telephone Co Building), 6th Avenue & 42nd Street (1974)
  • James Freed: Wall Street Plaza, 88 Pine Street (1971)
  • SOM: Wang Building, 780 3rd Avenue (1984)
  • Fred French: Woodstock Tower, 320 East 42nd Street (1928)
  • Cesar Pelli: World Financial Center, Battery Park City (1987)
  • Frank Williams: Worldwide Plaza, Eigth Avenue on 49th Street (1989)
  • Harrison, Abramovitz & Harris: XYZ Buildings, 1211,1221,1252 6th Avenue (1974)
  • Davis, Brody & Ass: Zeckendorf Towers, Irving Place btw 14th and 15th (1987)
  • High Line (entrances at 14th,16th,18th,20th on the West Side, 2.33 km section of the former elevated freight railroad turned into a park)

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  • Pictures of New York
  • Walking tours of New York City
  • New York Subway
  • JFK transportation
  • Manhattan hostels and cheap hotels
    Options from JFK to Manhattan:
    • Express Bus every 15-30 minutes 6:00 am - 12 Midnight ($13 in 2005)
    • Go to Terminal 4 and walk out to the buses. Take bus 15 to New Lots Ave. Take the subway 2/3. This avoids the Skytrain and the awful A train (2009)
    • The Skytrain ($5 in 2009) takes easily 15 minutes to Jamaica Station but runs often. On the other hand the A train from Jamaica station to Manhattan is confusing and unreliabler. From Manhattan to the airport, the A train is confusing: make sure you take the one that goes towards JFK (which runs erratically).

    Cheap accomodation
    • Whitehouse Hotel in Manhattan
    • YMCA in Cypress Hills ($40 for a single in 2005): 570 Jamaica Avenue, Brooklyn, 718.277.1600, 20 minutes from JFK airport (ideal if you have an early flight), one hour from Manhattan (J/Z lines)
    • YMCA in Brooklyn ($40 for a single in 2005): 99 Meserole Ave, (718) 389-3700, spectacular view of Manhattan
    • Other YMCA locations outside Manhattan
    • The three YMCA locations in Manhattan charge more ($50 minimum in 2005) and tend to be full

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