New York, NY
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.
This aerial panorama was taken by James Blakeway and features One World Trade Center, which is located in the area known as Lower Manhattan. One World Trade Center stands a symbolic 1,776 feet to the tip of the spire, which was installed on May 10, 2013.
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.
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.
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 panorama of New York was taken by James Blakeway and features a spectacular twilight view of Lower Manhattan, with its crown jewel - One World Trade Center. On May 10, 2013, the final component of the spire was installed atop the skyscraper, making One World Trade Center tentatively the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the third-tallest in the world by pinnacle height, with its spire reaching a symbolic 1,776 feet. Moving left in the panorama is the red, white and blue lights and tall antenna of the Empire State Building. Also visible near the center of the panorama is the Statue of Liberty.
This aerial panorama of New York was taken by James Blakeway. It features One World Trade Center, the crown jewel of Lower Manhattan. Based on pinnacle height, the building stands a symbolic 1,776 feet tall. The tower is surrounded by the area known as Lower Manhattan, which is flanked on the left by the Hudson River and on the right by the East River. Looking north along the East River, you will see the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges. Pictured left of center, in the foreground, is the Statue of Liberty, to its left is Ellis Island and on the far right, in the midground, is Governors Island.
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 York’s 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 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 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.
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.