The following  photos were taken on a 4-day trip to visit two of my three children, Sarah in Manhattan and Steve in the Boston area. Unfortunately Mike could not be included since he lives in Beijing, China.

 

A rising One World Trade Center as seen from the New Jersey Turnpike. The Pulaski Skyway is in the middle distance.

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 The Lipstick Building (left) stands at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and 53rd Street.

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Same intersection at night.

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Citibank Building rests on supercolumns. A student’s question¬†lead ¬†William LeMessurier, the building’s designer, to realize that there were some serious design and construction flaws in the the new building (strong quartering winds could blow the building over).¬† As a result, workers were hired to secretly repaired the structure and¬†a future disaster was made less likely. It was many years before the public became aware of this cautionary tale. In other words, I wouldn’t plan on being in NYC during a catagory 5 hurricane.

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Citibank Geometry.

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Citibank Building does some skyscraping.

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In the center is the Sony Building ( formerly AT&T Building) which is also known as the Chippendale Building. Philip Johnson and John Burgee were the architects of this 1984 structure.

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599 Lexington Avenue, The Benjamin Hotel, Marriott East Side Hotel (formerly Shelton Towers Hotel), and Chrysler Building.

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Waldorf-Astoria Hotel turret with General Electric Building in foreground.

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Temple Ahawath Chesed SH (second from left).

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100 United Nations Plaza Tower with Trump (where have I heard that name before?) World Tower in the background.

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Off to Boston.

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