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What a sight
these towers
of Manhattan are,
glittering with
millions of golden
specs, soaring
endlessly, as if
they were going
to touch the sky!

  Langston Hughes

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New York Skyscrapers

...and skyscraper styles

 

THIS IS a study of New York City's most striking architectural entities,
its high-rise buildings -- or "skyscrapers" -- which have given the
city much of its nature and prestige and have in fact largely
formed the impression of this city in people's minds.

No matter how you
look at New York City - vertically, horizontally, upside down, sideways - one thing remains clear. New York City is the capital of the world.

  Rudolph W. Giuliani

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Recent site updates | Webcam views
Skyscrapers in NYC museums | NYC architecture photos
Skyscraper Press | Skyscraper Forum
Topical Index | Architecture links


S I T E   C O N T E N T S   P A G E
Explanatory Squidoo listing of the site
Status 8 January 2006: 212 building entries
(+ the entries on New Developments)
Back from the City! (25 May 1997)
Back from the City pt. II (2 June 2000)
Back from the City pt. III (4 October 2001)
Back from the City pt. IV (17 November 2005)

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You tell them they were twice as tall as the buildings that are there now, and they say, "How could that have been?" And you think to yourself, how could that have been?

  Carol Willis

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S I T E   U P D A T E S


9 November 2016:
President Trump.

Now that's quite something.

I first encountered Donald Trump's name (as someone outside the US)
twenty years ago -- actually when doing research for the first entries
on this very website, then the very first "general survey" website
about the skyscraper in New York City. A rather strange
thing to do for someone from far-away Finland.

Soon Trump's architecturally imposing and somewhat glitzy design sense,
connected with the man's larger-than-life persona had earned him
a place in the constellation of NYC real estate tycoons
presented on these pages, actually surpassing
others as a target for light-hearted banter
or spoofs for example on
Skyscraper press.

Despite the satirical tone,
I always had a respect for his drive
and achievement, despite the, at times, ruthless
or self-aggrandizing nature of some of his developments
(or, indeed, announcements of developments). And I never
followed "The Apprentice". For me he was a developer, social
magnet and an enforcer of his vision. Not merely a one-sided TV fixture.

And now he rose from outside the establishment to drive through a thoroughly
successful political campaign to the position of the most powerful man
in the world. Even my satirical distortions couldn't envisage that.


17 November 2010:
'ts 'bout time.
As there have been no new building additions in, what, five years
or something and thus there are still photos around from 2005 that
have not been added to the site. So, I've finally dumped them to
Flickr as putting them here even just as photos would have led to
HTML fidgeting, building linking and various other work-ish issues.
But here you can see the missing ones, plus some already
published 2005 photos in larger scale. Just for the fun of it.
19 February 2009:
A new ballgame
Or not quite.
Just a new domain name (and hosting service) for the site.
The old (literally, as I haven't still updated the site for two and
a half years) Greatgridlock.net material can now be found under
the banner of in-Arch.net. Point your bookmarks accordingly.
10 September 2006:
Big site, small integrity
As one can see, the site hasn't been updated (except for the forum
entries) in quite a long while. The original intention of updating all
the building entries on the site to a properly studied, updated and
presented form was put promptly on hold early in the year, after only
a few entries, due to the widespread and deliberate plagiarism by
emporis.com, the commercial building data site, on approx. 60 of its
NYC entries. Compare yourselves.

The site had been notified long ago, but it became clear this year that
there was no intention of removing the stolen content; the issue was
preliminarily put on hold due to my preparing for the entrance exams to
an architectural grad school (to finally complete the B.Arch. grade to a
Master's degree) and then indefinitely as I got in and now am starting
the studies. Quite frankly, having my work so cynically stolen, I didn't
even want to continue working on the site in the meantime. One could
say that emporis.com plagiarism directly affects all of the visitors
on this site as inferior data and out-of-date content.

Time will tell when I'll continue the updates,
Skyscraper Press tidbits and the like.


18 April 2006:
Update to the UN extension saga as well as
another dot of green light at the end of tunnel for the
Second Ave. subway. Also updates to New developments.
27 March 2006:
C'est muy chic.
Added Glass walls in residential buildings to Additional Info III +
updates to City of renovation in Additional Info IV.


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Between Heaven and Earth
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W E B C A M   V I E W S


Crossroads of the World, several webcams in Times Square.
by Earthcam


Hoboken Pier Cam, a view from NJ towards Midtown Manhattan.
by erikthered.com

(The Brooklyn Bridge cam removed)
post-9/11 pictures
by romDog

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THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK


THE SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM


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Ye olde bridges
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A R C H I T E C T U R E   P H O T O S :


Architecture photos from New York City.
This is a "shortcut" to the images presented on this skyscraper site.


S K Y S C R A P E R   P R E S S:
The Skyscraper Press collects various press clippings that are
connected with the NYC skyscrapers, from hilarious to tragical.


S K Y S C R A P E R   F O R U M :
The Skyscraper Forum is for discussion about topics related to
New York's skyscrapers. You can submit your questions or,
in turn, post your answers or comments to others' messages.


T O P I C A L   I N D E X :
The Topical Index lists some of the terms and topics encountered
on the site -- it may help you find the issue you're looking
for without searching throughout the site.


A R C H I T E C T U R E   L I N K S :
Links to various architecture resources and databases on the Web.


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