A Bite of the Big Apple: Hudson Yards, World Trade Center, Rockefeller Center

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A large part of taking pictures of New York City is celebrating architecture.

Hudson Yards

From the High Line, parallel to the Hudson River, tracks leading to Penn Station



Number 7 subway station for Hudson Yards





30 Hudson Yards at 10th Avenue and W 33rd St, Kohn Pedersen Fox, architect
Will have an open-air observation deck, named Edge on 30; 1,269 ft tall



35 Hudson Yards, David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill





15 Hudson Yards, Diller Scofidio + Renfro (10 Hudson Yards in the rear)





10 Hudson Yards, Kohn Pedersen Fox













55 Hudson Yards, A. Eugene Kohn and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates





The Vessel, sculpture designed by Thomas Heatherwick
154 interconnecting flights of stairs with 2,500 steps and 80 landings







 

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The Shed, Diller Scofidio + Renfro and collaborating architect Rockwell Group
six-story performance and exhibition space





















The Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards designed by KPF with interiors by Elkus Manfredi





High Line is adjacent to south side of Hudson Yards at 10 Hudson Yards and The Shed







 

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More construction, I think this building will be 50 Hudson Yards, Foster + Partners



View from the High Line



World Trade Center

One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the United States, 1,776 feet tall with its spire, opened on November 3, 2014 - Wikipedia
David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill



3 World Trade Center opened on June 11, 2018, 1,079 ft high
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners






Wings of the Oculus



















Morning rush



 

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World Trade Center Transportation Hub Oculus Designed in Remembrance of 9/11
archdaily.com. 11 September, 2018 by Eric Baldwin

“Designed by Santiago Calatrava the 335-foot-long skylight was designed to allow the “Way of Light” to pass through the main hub of the transit hall at 10:28 a.m.—the moment that the North Tower of the WTC collapsed on September 11, 2001.”

“Calatrava speaks of light as a structural element in the Hub, saying that the building is supported by “columns of light.” At night, the illuminated Oculus serves as a lantern in the reconstructed WTC site. On September 11th of each year, as well as on temperate spring and summer days, the Oculus’s operable skylight opens to bring a slice of the New York sky into the building.”

“A placard at the Oculus explains: .... Envisioned by Santiago Calatrava to symbolize a dove released from a child’s hand ...”





Picture bottom framed by one of two waterfalls memorializing the location of the twin towers that collapsed.









4 World Trade Center opened on November 13, 2013, 978 ft tall, on the right
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki















 

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Rockefeller Center

30 Rockefeller Plaza, Raymond Hood
850 ft, 66-story Comcast Building



Lots of art deco motifs and sculptures signifying man’s development in spirit, science, industry and more. - rockefellercenter.com



















30 Rockefeller Plaza (30 Rock)











 

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According to the Stage Door Tour guide, everything is as it was in 1932 when the Music Hall opened.















A New York City institution



















 

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Prometheus is considered the main artwork of Rockefeller Center - Wikipedia





A Million Dollar Smile




SIDEBAR:

I love Art Deco architecture and, understandably, the management of many Art Deco buildings, whether commercial or residential, will not allow their lobbies to be photographed. Their beautiful design, though, begs to be photographed.

I bought the book, New York Art Deco, a Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture, published in 2017 and written by author, Anthony W. Robbins, because it had walking tour itineraries of Art Deco buildings with maps and photographs. The first several pages sum up, nicely, important aspects of the era of Art Deco developments. Two that are easy to recall for me was that many of these buildings required setbacks as they rise in elevation because of a 1916 zoning resolution and that the American Institute of Architects voted Ralph Walker as the “architect of the century”. He designed several notable Art Deco buildings that are described in the book.

New York's most iconic Art Deco buildings, mapped
By Zoe Rosenberg Updated May 11, 2017

This article by Curbed New York mentions Robins’ book.
Under The Walker Tower entry, the article states, “Ralph Walker, named architect of the century by the New York Times in 1957.”

https://ny.curbed.com/maps/nyc-art-deco-architecture-map

























 
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