The Manhattan Life – New York City

 

 

Named after John D. Rockefeller. Jr., and built between 1930 and 1939, the Rockefeller Center was the vision of architect Raymond Hood and is located on 22 acres between 5th and 6th Avenues. Declared a national historic landmark in 1987, it is famed for its annual Christmas tree lighting and ice skating rink.Mark Raynes Roberts | Jo Lee Magazine

Named after John D. Rockefeller. Jr., and built between 1930 and 1939, the Rockefeller Center was the vision of architect Raymond Hood and is located on 22 acres between 5th and 6th Avenues. Declared a national historic landmark in 1987, it is famed for its annual Christmas tree lighting and ice skating rink.

 

 


“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” Tom Wolfe

 

Like a beautiful George Gershwin composition, New York City has the rare ability to color one’s memories and emotions in every shade imaginable.

 

This detail is from a gilded panel created by artist Alfred Janniot to celebrate the bond between the U.S. and France since the time of the Revolution. Located at the main entrance to La Maison Française at 610 Fifth Avenue, it depicts two women representative of Paris (holding Notre Dame) and New York City (skyscrapers). Mark Raynes Roberts | Jo Lee Magazine

This detail is from a gilded panel created by artist Alfred Janniot to celebrate the bond between the U.S. and France since the time of the Revolution. Located at the main entrance to La Maison Française at 610 Fifth Avenue, it depicts two women representative of Paris (holding Notre Dame) and New York City (skyscrapers).

 

This iconic world-class city, which continues to grow and expand exponentially, is still a place of familiar landmarks that visitors continue to visit in hordes.  

 

This art deco mural “Wisdom” hangs over the entrance to the Rockefeller Center and was designed and sculpted by artist Lee Lawrie. Below the mural is a large amber-glass façade created by Corning Glass, which echoes sound and light in recognition of NBC being resident at 30 Rockefeller Center. Mark Raynes Roberts | Jo Lee Magazine

This art deco mural “Wisdom” hangs over the entrance to the Rockefeller Center and was designed and sculpted by artist Lee Lawrie. Below the mural is a large amber-glass façade created by Corning Glass, which echoes sound and light in recognition of NBC being resident at 30 Rockefeller Center.

 

As new glass architecture is unveiled to its cutting edge, appreciative audience, art deco masterpieces maintain a dignified presence of beauty and balance in the city that never sleeps.

 

 

When the Associated Press moved into Rockefeller Plaza in 1940, artist Isamu Noguchi was commissioned to create the stainless steel sculpture “News” {at the time the largest stainless steel sculpture in the world} that depicts five newspaper reporters in a powerful artistic composition heralding journalism.Mark Raynes Roberts | Jo Lee Magazine

When the Associated Press moved into Rockefeller Plaza in 1940, artist Isamu Noguchi was commissioned to create the stainless steel sculpture “News” {at the time the largest stainless steel sculpture in the world} that depicts five newspaper reporters in a powerful artistic composition heralding journalism.

 

 

 

Known today for its artistic community and art galleries, many of the historical buildings in SoHo were built between 1840 and 1880 in lower Manhattan. Boasting the greatest collection of cast iron architecture in the world from that period, these older industrial buildings have been revitalized into one of the most popular area’s to live and work in New York City.Mark Raynes Roberts | Jo Lee Magazine

Known today for its artistic community and art galleries, many of the historical buildings in SoHo were built between 1840 and 1880 in lower Manhattan. Boasting the greatest collection of cast iron architecture in the world from that period, these older industrial buildings have been revitalized into one of the most popular area’s to live and work in New York City.

 

 

 

The Woolworth Building was designed in the gothic revival style by architect Cass Gilbert whom Frank Woolworth commissioned in 1910 for the F. W Woodworth Company's new corporate headquarters on on Broadway in Lower Manhattan opposite New York City Hall. Known as the “Cathedral of Commerce”, it was the tallest building in the world until 1930 when the Chrysler Building was erected.Mark Raynes Roberts | Jo Lee Magazine

The Woolworth Building was designed in the gothic revival style by architect Cass Gilbert whom Frank Woolworth commissioned in 1910 for the F. W Woodworth Company’s new corporate headquarters on on Broadway in Lower Manhattan opposite New York City Hall. Known as the “Cathedral of Commerce”, it was the tallest building in the world until 1930 when the
Chrysler Building was erected.

 

 

 

The famous Gapstow Bridge in Central Park originally dates back to 1874, but was replaced in 1896 by Howard & Caudwell by the stone structure we see today. Located close to Central Park South, the park was first established in 1857, when Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux were commissioned to landscape design and expand the park to 843 acres. Today over 40 million people visit the park, which has been designated a National Historic Landmark since 1962. Mark Raynes Roberts | Jo Lee Magazine

The famous Gapstow Bridge in Central Park originally dates back to 1874, but was replaced in 1896 by Howard & Caudwell by the stone structure we see today. Located close to Central Park South, the park was first established in 1857, when Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux were commissioned to landscape design and expand the park to 843 acres. Today over 40 million people visit the park, which has been designated a National Historic Landmark since 1962.

 

 

 

The 9/11 Memorial “Reflecting Absence” is highlighted by the 30ft. waterfalls that cascade down the 4,000 black granite panels into the pools below. An engineering marvel, 10 large pumps create 40 pounds of pressure to circulate 52,000 gallons of water per minute. Mark Raynes Roberts | Jo Lee Magazine

The 9/11 Memorial “Reflecting Absence” is highlighted by the 30ft. waterfalls that cascade down the 4,000 black granite panels into the pools below. An engineering marvel, 10 large pumps create 40 pounds of pressure to circulate 52,000 gallons of water per minute.

 

 

 

The National September 11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center site. The memorial’s twin reflecting pools are an acre in size and are the largest manmade waterfalls in North America. The pools, designed by architect Michael Arad and landscape designer Peter Walker, sit within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood.Mark Raynes Roberts | Jo Lee Magazine

The National September 11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center site. The memorial’s twin reflecting pools are an acre in size and are the largest manmade waterfalls in North America. The pools, designed by architect Michael Arad and landscape designer Peter Walker, sit within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood.

 

 

 

 

 





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