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Gotham by Night by Thousand_Word_Images

© 2015 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

While in NYC I went up several of the skyscrapers at night. The observation platform at the Rockefeller Center is far from being the highest, but it wins for allowing you to view many of the best buildings in NYC in one view. Buildings like the Empire State building, One World Trade Center in the distance, the Bank of America tower (right), the Chysler building on the right. The light pollution on the ride side of the image is Times Square. The New York skyline is changing, with the massively tall (but very thin) 432 Park Avenue condo building now dominating the skyline over Central Park (I’ll share some shots of it in my upcoming article). There are another five towers taller than the Empire State in the works right now. It is fantastic to see the Big Apple so fully recovered from the devastation of 9/11. This is a four shot pano, stitched and processed in Lightroom.

Technical Information: Canon EOS M3, Canon EF-M 22mm STM, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC

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Manhattan Sunset by jc_photography

Taken from the top of Top of the Rock. Views of Empire State Building to the left and the Statue of Liberty in the distance

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The statue of Atlas in front of the Rockefeller center by spikerbagger

Atlas is a bronze statue in front of Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, New York City, across Fifth Avenue from St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The sculpture depicts the Ancient Greek Titan Atlas holding the heavens. It was created by sculptor Lee Lawrie with the help of Rene Paul Chambellan, and it was installed in 1937.

The sculpture is in the Art Deco style, as is the entire Rockefeller Center. Atlas in the sculpture is 15 feet (4.6 m) tall, while the entire statue is 45 feet (14 m) tall,[1][2] as high as a four-story building. It weighs 7 tonnes (7,000 kg),[3] and is the largest sculpture at Rockefeller Center.[4] The North-South axis of the armillary sphere on his shoulders points towards the North Star as seen from New York City.[5]

When Atlas was unveiled in 1937, some people protested, claiming that it looked like Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. Later, painter James Montgomery Flagg said that Atlas “looks too much as Mussolini thinks he looks”.[6]

The piece has since been appropriated as a symbol of the Objectivist movement[7] and has been associated with Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged (1957).

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GE Building by joscarati

The GE Building is a slim Art Deco skyscraper and the focal point of Rockefeller Center. At 259 m with 70 floors, it is the seventh tallest building in New York and the 30th tallest in the United States. Built in 1933 and originally called the RCA Building, it is one of the most famous and recognized skyscrapers in New York. The frieze above the main entrance was executed by Lee Lawrie and depicts Wisdom, along with a phrase from scripture that reads “Wisdom and Knowledge shall be the stability of thy times”, originally found in the Book of Isaiah, 33:6

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