The buildings of Manhattan tends to invoke a particular feeling. Classic beauty and form. Iconic structure. Urban elegance. Every so often, however, a new building rises in the skyline that gives Manhattan a new dimension. A tower that doesn’t take away from its predecessors but instead informs where the city has been and where it […]
I’m a great movie buff, and a great lover of Manhattan architecture. In the Hollywood classic Winner Take All, James Cagney’s character sends his beloved a postcard from New York featuring The Woolworth Building. Years later in Disney’s Enchanted, the film’s climactic scene takes place inside the Woolworth. In 2016’s Fantastic Beasts And Where To […]
Walking by a construction site in Midtown Manhattan the other day, I took a few snapshots: Looks imposing, doesn’t it? That’s probably because this is a creation of one of the most important architect of our age, Jean Nouvel. The building is located at 53 West 53rd Street, and it represents the collection of some […]
How many total buildings are in Manhattan? The short (but correct) answer is – nobody knows. What? In our age of GPS and proliferation of data, we can’t count a number of buildings on a small island? It turns out we can’t, because buildings are so ephemeral! It’s as if they’re made of dreams, not […]
If we had to nominate Manhattan’s most athletic neighborhood, Chelsea would win in every category, because it hosts the largest sports complex in the city: Chelsea Piers. The complex includes three grandiose piers and a marina for mooring private boats, and contains a huge skating rink (equally suitable for figure skating and hockey), basketball courts, soccer fields, multi-story golf driving ranges, batting cages, dance studios, a wall for rock climbing and a huge gymnastics hall.
Financial District, also known as FiDi is just across the West Side Highway from Battery Park City. Unlike Battery Park City, Financial District is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Manhattan – and it’s also one of the most respectable ones (or most notorious, depending on the point of view). The economy of New York City, and the entire driving force of the city’s growth started here.