New York, NY
This aerial panoramic photograph of New York was taken by James Blakeway and features lower Manhattan, looking north, with the Hudson River on the left and the East River on the right. Battery park is visible on the southern tip of Manhattan in an area known as the financial district. This area includes Wall Street and many major U.S. stock exchanges and financial institutions. The two closest bridges crossing the East River are the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. Ellis Island is behind and slightly left of the Statue of Liberty. New York's tallest skyscraper, the Empire State Building can be seen in the distance.
This panorama of New York was taken by James Blakeway. It features a beautiful twilight view of Lower Manhattan across the East River. Prominently pictured in the panorama are the world famous Brooklyn Bridge and One World Trade Center, with its crowning spire installed on May 10, 2013, it brought the structure to its final pinnacle height of 1,776 feet. Designated a National Historic Landmark, the Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883 and is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Also visible in the distance, in the midground on the far left, is the Statue of Liberty given to the United States as a gift from France.
This panoramic photograph of New York was taken by James Blakeway. It features a twilight view of lower Manhattan, known as the financial capitol of the United States. The World Trade Center Buildings are the two tallest. On the left are the Empire State Building, lit in red, white and blue and the Chrysler Building, with its distinct art deco roof. In the foreground is the Upper Bay, where the Hudson River and the East River converge. The Brooklyn Bridge can be seen spanning the East River. To the right, on Liberty Island, is the Statue of Liberty.
This panoramic photograph of New York was taken by James Blakeway. It features a spectacular twilight view of lower Manhattan across the East River. Shown is the world famous Brooklyn Bridge and the 110 story twin towers of the World Trade Center. Lower Manhattan, in which Wall Street is located, is known as the financial capitol of the United States. In the distant far left is the Statue of Liberty which was given to the United States as a gift from France. The Brooklyn Bridge, built in 1869, is the first steel-wire suspension bridge in the world. It spans the East River, linking the boroughs of the Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York City.
This aerial panoramic photograph was taken by James Blakeway and features Manhattan from the south with Battery Park in the foreground. The river on the left is the Hudson River with the East River on the right. The Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges are visible on the East River. The tallest buildings are the World Trade Center with Tower One on the left and Tower Two on the right. The Empire State Building is visible slightly left of Tower One. This panorama was taken a few months prior to the tragic events of September 11, 2001. A portion of the proceeds from this panorama is donated to the American Red Cross.
This aerial panoramic photograph of New York was taken by James Blakeway and features lower Manhattan, looking north, with the Hudson River on the left and the East River on the right. Battery Park is visible on the southern tip of Manhattan in an area known as the financial district; this area includes Wall Street and many major U.S. stock exchanges and financial institutions. The two bridges crossing the East River are the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges . Ellis Island is behind and slightly left of the Statue of Liberty. New York 's tallest skyscraper, the Empire State Building, can be seen in the distance.
This aerial panorama of New York was taken by James Blakeway. Featured left of center in the background, is the area known as Midtown with New Yorks most famous skyscraper, the Empire State Building at 103-stories tall. Moving clockwise, pictured in the center, is the area known as Lower Manhattan, home to One World Trade Center, with a pinnacle height of 1,776 feet, and Battery Park visible on the southern tip. Manhattan is flanked on the left by the Hudson River and on the right by the East River. Continuing to the far right, in the midground, is Govenors Island. Pictured left of center, in the foreground, is the Statue of Liberty and, to its left, is Ellis Island.
This aerial panorama of New York was taken by James Blakeway and features a view of Manhattan, looking south over Central Park. The southern third of New York's 843-acre Central Park is visible in this panorama. Central Park, created in 1853 and opened to the public in 1859, stemmed from the admiration of public grounds in London and Paris. Also visible, in the center of this panorama, is New York's tallest building, the 103-story Empire State Building. Manhattan is bordered by the Hudson River on the right and the East River on the left. Visible in the distance, just right of the Empire State Building, is One World Trade Center and, further to its right, is the Statue of Liberty.
This panorama of Times Square was taken by James Blakeway. In 1904, long before the showcase of neon lights and digital big-screen technology, the area named Longacre Square, located at the junction of Broadway and 7th Avenue, stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets, was renamed Times Square. Fast forward 100-plus years and, today, Time Square is a symbol of the American spirit and a popular tourist destination. It is one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections and a cultural mecca of entertainment. It is here that the New Year's Eve ball is dropped and the ever-changing NASDAQ sign reports the fortunes and misfortunes of a nation.
Located in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the people of the United States. It was dedicated in 1886 and designated a national monument in 1924.
New York, NY Skyline Pictures
In 1777, when New York City adopted its constitution, New York skyline pictures were nonexistent. The best records consist of drawings or artistic renderings of buildings and topography at the time. Even moving forward, past significant New York boasted moments such as the first steamboat line (1807) and the first regularly-scheduled rail service (1831), New York skyline pictures didn't exist. Since that time, notable changes since the development of the camera have erupted New York skyline pictures into representing one of the most famous skylines worldwide.
New York skyline pictures represent different views of its five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island. While the sheer gargantuan size and all of the historic buildings can never be truly represented in any of the New York skyline pictures, many breath-taking views are available. The five boroughs are almost surrounded by a 520 mile coastline often used as a foreground for New York skyline pictures. It's because of this encompassing coast line and vast size that New York skyline pictures have so many different views available.
Manhattan is the oldest area of New York City and was the most densely populated of the five boroughs until the 1930s. New York skyline pictures often showcase this area well as it represents many of the most well-known skyscrapers in the city. Lower Manhattan is often referred to as the financial capital of the United States and is often a focus of New York panoramic pictures. It has also housed nine different buildings that once held the title of "World's Tallest Building" from the 1870s to mid-1970s. The geographic center of New York City is located between Brooklyn and Queens. Looking at New York skyline pictures it's often forgotten, yet awe inspiring, that the city holds a population of over 8 million. That's almost half of New York State itself.
The most recent and drastic change to New York skyline pictures occurred Sept. 11, 2001 with the destruction of the World Trade Center towers. Their absence has drawn inspiration for exciting new architectural changes, yet has given a status to past New York skyline pictures as a nostalgic and historical remembrance.
What's in the future for New York skyline pictures? Most importantly will be the "One World Trade Center", a.k.a. "Freedom Tower", scheduled to be completed in 2013. Other projects have been approved and are expected to mark future New York skyline pictures, including 15 Penn Plaza, a 1,216 foot tall tower. Future beauty can also be expected when looking into New York skyline pictures, as most buildings will exude brilliant light through their more contemporary glass wall exteriors. Past or present, New York skyline pictures are, and always will showcase a world-renowned view to behold throughout history.