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Amanita Jul 31, 2014 7:39 AM

NY skyscrapers- can anyone identify these?
 
Here's a couple of mystery skyscrapers for you all to ID-
The first one is up near Columbus circle, and can be seen in the middle of this photo, kind of in front of the Hearst building:

http://www.worldtravelimages.net/DSC06626.JPG

Here's another shot- our mystery tower is in the center:

http://www.worldtravelimages.net/DSC06631.JPG

I found both of these pics on www.worldtravelimages.net

And here's our second mystery tower:

This one's on the bottom of the pic, just to the right of center. It's got a bit of an Art Deco feel, but I suspect it's a modern building:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3762/...3f279023_h.jpg

(pic taken by me) https://www.flickr.com/photos/312175...47303/sizes/h/

MayDay Jul 31, 2014 11:23 AM

First is Central Park Place.

Amanita Jul 31, 2014 7:51 PM

Here's some more pics of that mysterious (and pretty!) second skyscraper:
These were both taken by me, in 2011.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/312175...97407/sizes/h/
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3854/...6cf2b762_h.jpg

The building in question is the one with the tall vertical column of mist emerging from its crown, right in front of the three XYZ buildings.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/31217544@N07/14609782067/

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5558/...af78fd56_h.jpg

AtlantaMustang Jul 31, 2014 8:21 PM

1177 avenue of the americas

Amanita Aug 1, 2014 4:07 PM

Thanks! I googled that and that building is apparently also known as Americas Tower.

Perklol Aug 4, 2014 2:06 PM

Great pictures from that view. :)

Just waiting when those xyz buildings get razed. Does anyone know how much the asbestos abatement cost the owners?

Amanita Aug 5, 2014 5:08 AM

I rather like the XYZ buildings, they work well together. As one book says, they're some of the best background buildings in the city. I even found an interesting picture somewhere showing the tallest (Exxon) building under construction, there's some interesting wind bracing hidden under those pinstripes :)

I just love taking photos from the observation decks of Rockefeller Center and Empire State, especially now that I have a camera with a kickass zoom lens- all the better to pick out individual skyscrapers with!

animatedmartian Aug 5, 2014 8:29 AM

Ya know, in any other city, either of these two towers would stick out. This is the first time I've ever notice them after seeing so much of NY's skyline. I really like America's Tower. :cheers:

NYguy Aug 5, 2014 3:02 PM

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Originally Posted by AtlantaMustang (Post 6676434)
1177 avenue of the americas

AKA the Americas Tower. I remember watching that one rise. A lot of people don't like it, but I do.

Amanita Aug 5, 2014 7:52 PM

I think she's gorgeous, clean modern lines with Art Deco flair. Very classy! I need to get my sketchpad out, some of these buildings just BEG for character sketches!

DrNest Aug 5, 2014 9:23 PM

I, too, love the XYZ buildings. They work well together and although nothing fancy looking individually, they are great as a threesome.

Amanita Aug 6, 2014 5:48 AM

Yeah, it's the fact that the three of them work together which makes them work- if there was just one, that wouldn't be the case.


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