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WORLD FAMOUS BUILDINGS

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Statue of Liberty
  
  Liberty Island, New York City



 
 US coastguards on Governors Island, New York, march past the Statue of Liberty wich is in the background. Architect by Frederic Bartholdi at Liberty Island, New York on 1884 to 1886. Building type was monumental statue and observation tower and construction system was iron frame, copper cladding of neoclassical realistic sculpture style. 'Liberty Enlightening the World', by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. An inspiring symbol of America, given as a gift from France in honor of the first centennial of the United States. Internal structural framework by Gustave Eiffel.

 

Grand Central Terminal
  
 42nd. Street & Park Avenue, New York City



 Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003. 

 

The Belvedere
  
 28th Street, New York City



 Architect by Schuman Lichtenstein, Claman & Efron on 1999. Height 169m, 48th floors.

    

Empire State Building
 
  W 34rd St. New York City

 


 
Architect by Shreve, Lamb and Harmon, H.G. Balcom, engineer in 1931 for commercial office tower, skyscraper. Construction system is steel frame, stone cladding of urban low-key Art Deco style. 102 floors, 381 meters high. Effective use of setbacks to emphasize tower. Standing in lonely dignity in the midriff of Manhattan, a sentinel by land, a reassuring landmark by air, the Empire State Building is the quadri-faced pharos of the city. And until outstripped by the twin towers of the World Trade Center (1975), its 102 floors were the highest in NY. Though designed at the end of the so-called Art Deco period in the 1920s, when zigzagged appliques were prominent, its exterior shows little of the frippery characteristic of that 'decorated' period. It is, moreover, one of the very few skyscrapers with four facades, not just one facing the avenue.

 

View from Empire State Building
 
  W 34rd St. New York City

 Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003. 

 

Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum
 
  1071 Fifth Ave. New York City


  
 

 
Architect by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1956-59, designed on 1943. Building type is art museum and construction system was concrete, modern style. Unique spiral ramping gallery, sculptural massing. Faces across the street to Central Park. Parent institution of the Guggenheim Bilbao by Frank Gehry. Photo by Byungho Yu on 2003.

 

Art Museum
  
 New York City



 Photo by Byungho Yu on 2003.

 

United Nations Plaza
  
 1st Avenue, New York City

 

 Architect by Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo & Associates on 1981.

 

United Nations Headquaters
  
 1st Avenue between East 42nd Street & East 48th Street, New York City




 Architect by Wallace Kikman Harrison on 1949, finished 1953. Building type is government center and construction system was concrete, aluminum exterior, Modern style. As part of a distinguished Committee, including Le Corbusier Max Abramovitz and others. Assembly and Library by Wallace K. Harrison. When Le Corbusier came to New York in 1947 to put forward his plans for the United Nations skyscraper, Manhattan was still what it had been in the 1930s. Chagall stained glass window and Gun tied into knot in Non-Violence sculpture. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003.

 

World Financial Center
   
200 Liberty Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City



 
Architect by Cesar Pelli with Adamson Associates on 1985-88. 1-4 Building & Winter Atrium. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003.

 

Rockefeller Center/GE Building
  
 New York City



 Architect by Raymond Hood in 1932-40 for skyscraper complex, commercial office towers. Construction system is steel frame, stone cladding of Corporate Modern style. Family of forms example, a fine urban ensemble, with a famous sunken plaza with outdoor skating rink. With others, including Wallace K.Harrison, Max Abramovitz, the firms of Reinhard & Hormeister and Corbett, Harrison, & MacMurray. Golden Prometheus statue and fountains, Wisdom, Atlas by Lee Lawrie.

 

Rockefeller Center,Statue of Atlas
  
 5th Ave. & 50th Street, New York City



 1,800 kg bronze statue was designed by Lee Lawrie and placed at the the entrance of the International Building. Photo by Byungho Yu on 2003.

 

Radio City Music Hall
  
 New York City


 Giant Christmas decorations across from Radio City Music Hall. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003.

 

St.Patricks Cathedral
  
 Fifth Avenue, New York City

 Architect by James Renwick in 1858-79, Gothic revival style. Photo by Byungho Yu(#1,2/2003), Byunguh Yu(#3/25 May 2003).

 

Brooklyn Bridge
   New York City



 In 1883, the longest suspecious bridge of the world. Architect by John &
Washington Augustus Roebling in 1869-83, construction system is steel cable, stone masonry piers of Gothic piers, functionalist cables and bridge deck style. Completed by son, Washington Augustus Roebling. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003.

 

Manhattan Bridge
   New York City

 


 Suspencion bridge carries 7 , it has 4 subway tracks.Construction end on 1909-98m long. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003.

 

Battery Park & Clinton Castle
  
 New York City

   
 

 Broken steel sculpture from WTC and Eagle sculpture in Battery Park and surrounding highrises in lower. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003.

 

One Battery Park Plaza
  
 Pearl Street, New York City



 Architect by Emery Roth & Sons on 1971. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003.

 

One New York Plaza
  
 Water Street, New York City



 Architect by Kahn & Jacobs, William Lescaze & Associates on 1969. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003.

 

Metlife Building
   
New York City



 Modernist pioneer Walter Gropius was lured into designing this slab, originally the Pan Am Building, astride what was once the vista down Park Avenue. In February 1959 the new design was presented: Gropius came up with a 59-storey east-west-aligned tower with an oblong octagonal plan. He wanted to reduce the bulk of Roth's slablike structure by cutting the four corners to give the building a sense of continuity. The shape, formed from precast concrete elements, also resembled an aeroplane wing, which suited well the original owner and main tenant, the Pan American Airways. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003.

 

Chrysler Building
   
New York City



 Architect by William van Alen in 1928-30 for skyscraper, commercial office tower. Construction system is steel frame, metal cladding and urban of Art Deco style. Stainless steel metal ornamented top. Automobile-derived ornamental details. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003.

 

Citicorp Center
   
New York City



 
Architect by Hugh Stubbins in 1976-78 for skyscraper, commercial office tower.Context is urban block of Modern style. Tower raised above plaza on four great columns.Angled roof on top. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003. 

 

Flatiron Building
  
 New York City



 Architect by Daniel Burnham in 1902 for commercial office tower,at first installed elevator skyscraper. Construction system is steel frame of Chicago Early Modern style, triangular plan. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003.

 

One Financial Square
   South Street, New York City



 Architect by Edward Durell Stone & Associates, IRGA Architects & Planners on 1987, 37 floors. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003.

 

Brooks Brothers Building
   New York City



 Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003.

 

Bryant Park Hotel
   West 40th Street, New York City



 Architect by Hood & Howells on 1924. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003.

 

Newsstand
   Bryant Park, New York City



 Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003.

 

W New York
   East 49th Street, New York City



 Architect by Emery Roth & Sons on 1928. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003.

 

Millennium Point
   Battery Place, New York City



 Architect by Gary Edward Handel Associates & Polshek Partnership Architects LLP on 2001. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003.

 

Nelson Tower
   7thAvenue, New York City



 Architect by H Craig Severance on 1931. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003.

 

New York Life Building
   East 26th Street, New York City

 

 Architect by Cass Gilbert on 1928. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003.

 

New Yorker Hotel
   Battery Place, New York City

 

 Architect by Sugarman & berger on 1930. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003.

 

Shearson Lehman Plaza
   Battery Place, New York City



 Architect by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates on 1988. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003.

 

Soho Street View
   New York City


 Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003.

 

Sterling Drug Company
   East 39th Street, New York City



 Architect by Emery Roth & Sons on 1964. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003.

 

The Trump Building
   40 Wall Street, New York City



 Architect by H Craig Severance on 1930. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 25 May 2003.