Pieces of NYC 82: Past in the Present

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Throughout the city you can find historic images of locations from very near the locations in which they were taken.

This one is sad, though: the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center from a few blocks north on Hudson Street.


Pieces of NYC 37: Empire State Building

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Many out of town visitors like to visit the Empire State Building, and they should.  However, the view from Rockefeller Center is better.  You can see the Empire State Building.

Pieces of NYC 12: Reflecting at Oculus

pieces of nyc 0012_piecesAs a Wisconsin native who enjoys the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion, I was pleased to hear the same architect, Santiago Calatrava, would design a new transit hub at the World Trade Center. It’s as if a little reminder of home is always there for me.

Some uninspired people have likened Oculus to a turkey carcass.

From my outside-looking-in vantage point, you can see the arched lines reflecting upon themselves inside, while Lower Manhattan behind me shows itself in the window.