New York, NY
Completed in 1930, the Chrysler Building is an exquisite example of Art Deco style and is considered to be the quintessential skyscraper design. It remains the world's tallest brick building.
Adorned with hubcaps, gargoyles shaped like radiator caps, fenders, and hood ornaments, the Chrysler Building is a tribute to the automobile and epitomizes Art Deco design.
New York's famous 102-story Empire State Building, once the worlds tallest building at 1454 feet, was built in 1930 and 1931. On the 86th floor, at 1,050 feet is the observation deck.
The famous 103-story Empire State Building was, for 40 years, the world's tallest building at 1,454 feet. Completed in 1931, it was built in just 410 days. Its name is derived from New York's nickname, the Empire State.
This panorama, taken by James Blakeway, captures a crystal clear view of Midtown Manhattan, the largest central business district in New York City and the busiest single commercial district in the United States. Midtown Manhattan is also home to the city's most iconic buildings, including the Empire State Building centered in the photo, the Chrysler Building in the left foreground, and the United Nations Building located on the far left, along the banks of the East River. This area also hosts world famous tourist attractions such as Times Square, Rockefeller Center and Broadway. Midtown Manhattan is one of the most intensely used pieces of real estate in the world.
This panoramic photograph of New York was taken by James Blakeway and features a twilight view of Manhattan during a "Tribute In Light" memorial. Tribute In Light is a memorial to commemorate the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001. The lights are located at the exact spot where the World Trade Center once stood. Centered in the panorama is the Statue of Liberty. On the right side of the panorama are the lights of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, which connect Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tall building on the left with the red, white and blue lights and tall antennae is the Empire State Building.
This panoramic photograph of New York was taken by James Blakeway. It features a twilight view looking across the Hudson River at the western side of Manhattan's Midtown. On the right, with its red and green-lit top, is the Empire State Building, New York's tallest building. Built in 1930, this 102-story building was, for many years, the world's tallest building. The Chrysler Building with its art-deco roof is located just right of center. The twin buildings on the left are the North and South Towers of Time Warner Center, built in 2004. New York is the nations most populous city and the capital of finance.
This twilight panorama of New York was taken by James Blakeway. It features a skyline view looking south over the Midtown district of Manhattan. Midtown is the area best known for destinations like Times Square, Rockefeller Center, the Theatre District and Central Park. It is also home to some of the city's most famous buildings, including those pictured in this panorama from right to left, the New York Times Building, the Bank of America Tower, the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. Also visible, along the right side of the panorama, is the Hudson River, as it travels into the distance towards the Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center.
This panorama of New York City at twilight was taken by James Blakeway. It features a view overlooking the Midtown district of Manhattan. Midtown is the busiest single commercial district in the United States and is home to some of the city’s most famous buildings. These include, from right to left, the Empire State Building completed in 1931, the Chrysler Building completed in 1930, the Bank of America Tower completed in 2009 and the New York Times Building completed in 2007. Visible in the background on the far left is the Hudson River, which forms the boundary between New York City and the state of New Jersey at its mouth.
This panoramic photograph of New York was taken by James Blakeway. It features "Tribute In Light," a memorial to commemorate the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001 . The lights are located at the exact spot where the World Trade Center once stood. Located on the left side of this panorama is New York 's financial district, home to the New York Stock Exchange and Wall Street. The lighted Bridge on the right, crossing the East River, is the Brooklyn Bridge. Far right, in the area known as Midtown, are two famous skyscrapers, the Empire State building, lit in red, white and blue, and the Chrysler Building, with its famous art deco-style lighting.
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.