Third part of my photo-story about New York City.
Grand Central Terminal built by and named for the New York Central Railroad in the heyday of American long-distance passenger rail travel, it covers 19 ha and has 44 platforms, more than any other railroad station in the world.
The main entrance to the New York Public Library.
One of two lions guarding the entrance to the New York Public Library (were sculpted by E. C. Potter).
With nearly 53 million items, the New York Public Library is the second largest public library in the United States (behind the Library of Congress), and fourth largest in the world.
On May 23, 1911, the main branch of the New York Public Library was officially opened in a ceremony presided over by President William Howard Taft. After a dedication ceremony, attended by 50,000 people, the library was open to the general public that day.
Detail of the St. Patrick’s Cathedral entrance.
Atlas is a bronze statue in front of Rockefeller Center. The sculpture depicts the Ancient Greek Titan Atlas holding the heavens and it was installed in 1937. The sculpture is 4.6 m tall, while the entire statue is 14 m tall, as high as a four-story building.
Subway Steam Temporary Chimney.
Bryant Park is a 38,860 m2 privately managed public park, located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and between 40th and 42nd Streets in Midtown.
The сorner of Broadway and Times Square.
Duffy Square is the northern triangle of Times Square. Duffy Square was briefly dominated by a fifty-foot, eight-ton plaster statue entitled Purity (Defeat of Slander) in 1909. Now the square has two statues, a bronze of Chaplain Francis P. Duffy of New York’s “Fighting 69th” Infantry Regiment, after whom the square is named and another statue depicting composer, playwright, producer and actor George M. Cohan.
Bleacher seats on south side of Duffy Square.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
The Rink At Rockefeller Center.
The main entrance to the Rockefeller Plaza. The elements of decor showing verse from Isaiah 33:6 (“And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the Lord is his treasure”).
The Condé Nast Building.
New York City view from the Top of the Rock.
The Condé Nast Building.
Since 1940, Tiffany’s flagship store has operated at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in Manhattan. The polished granite exterior is well known for its window displays, and the store has been the location for a number of films, including Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Sweet Home Alabama.