This post was started after my trip to New York. Being in the city that never sleeps was accompanied by a feeling of “been here before”. visiting New York felt like seeing a city that I knew from TV, movies, magazines, books, photographs … actually being in New York – it came as no surprise that there was no surprise at all – just, seen it before. Mostly because of iconic buildings that make up the shape of the city. Famous for skyscrapers and iconic structures. With this blog post, I’d like to show a few of the buildings. For those into architecture nothing new, for the others a recap.
Brooklyn Bridge 1869 – 1883
The bridge was the first of it’s kind. Build with concrete and – new at that time – steel. The architect was the German. When he died. Dedicated to the last. Yes, German engineering rocks! 🙂
Unfortunate event at the opening was a mass panic. Pedestrians crossed the bridge.
Nowadays, the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the iconic structures in New York. Featured in TV series’ and hollywood movies.
Flatiron Building 1902
Known because it was depicted on lots of postcards.
Woolworth Building 1910-1913
Chrysler Building 1928-1930
But when it was completed, it didn’t stay long the highest building …
Empire State Building 1929-1931
THE skyscraper in New York was long the highest building in the city and the world.
Rockefeller Center 1931-1940
Built in the time of recession, with the vision of Rockefeller. Used for broadcasting.
PanAm Building 1960-1963
Yes, I keep calling it PanAm Building. Because that was the original name. Walter Gropius. Famous BAUHAUS architecure.
New York Times Building
Four Times Square aka Condé Nast Building
WTC1 aka Freedomtower