The Central park boasts several lakes, theaters, ice rinks, fountains, tennis courts, baseball fields, many playgrounds and other facilities. It is also home to the Central Park Zoo and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Especially during the weekends, when cars are not allowed into the park, Central Park is a welcome oasis in this hectic city.
Central Park is one of those places that make New York such a great place to live. The huge park, 843 acres large, is located in the center of Manhattan. Its design is an example for city parks around the world.
Central Park is situated in Manhattan between 59th and 110th street and between Fifth and Eight Ave.
The crown jewel of Central Park, is one of the most famous and universally loved fountains in the world : The Bethesda Fountain.
|The Plaza, a timeless landmarked New York Hotel.|
Central Park 5th Avenue, endless shopping- this is New York City!!!
|The Rockefeller Building|
|From the top of the Rock|
The Rockefeller Building:
Rockefeller Center - known as a 'city in the city' - is an exceptional example of civic planning. All buildings share a common design style, Art Deco, and are connected to each other via an underground concourse, the Catacombs. The complex is nevertheless well integrated in the city of New York, especially along Fifth Avenue.
There are in total three levels open to the public, including the roof terrace. The first is on the 67th floor and is completely covered.
|The Empire State Building 5th Avenue|
Built during the Great Depression, the Empire State Building symbolizes America's limitless potential. Built in just 18 months, it was the world's tallest building from 1931-1972.
The shape of the Empire State Building was inspired by its developer, John Jakob Raskob, who is said to have pulled a pencil from his drawer, held it up to his architect (William Lamb), and asked, " Bill how tall can you make it so that it won't fall down?"
The top of the building is lit up at night in different colors to celebrate various holidays. For a long time, after September 11,2001, it was continuously lit, red, white and blue. After the 09.11.2001, it regained its title as the tallest building in New York. This again will be surpassed by one World Trade Center in 20013.
Source (Skyscraper Source Media Inc.)
The Empire State Building is a legend and remains a testament to the American fortitude and ingenuity.
|Ananth captured this beautiful building: The Empire State Building in our camera.|
|Behind me you can see the Trump Tower: so many times I have seen people being fired by Donald Trump and walking out of this building to the waiting Yellow cab in his famous show " Apprentice"|