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Chrysler Building and New York City Skyline
- By Vivienne Gucwa
This has always been one of my favorite views of the Chrysler Building. This particular image was taken while on a boat in the East River. The buildings in front of the Chrysler Building are the buildings of Tudor City.
Tudor City has a rather interesting history. Before it was Tudor City, it was known as Goat Hill due to the large amounts of goats that roamed the area in the 1800s. In the mid 19th century, the area was known as Corcoran's Roost, named after the founder Jimmy Corcoran. Violent crime and waterfront piracy dominated the area during the 19th century. It wasn't until the early 20th century that Tudor City took shape when a real estate developer decided to impose his vision of an urban paradise on the area. Its name is a bit of a misnomer since the architecture that dominates Tudor City is mostly neo-Gothic.
The area has also been used quite a bit in different films throughout the years such as: The Godfather Part III, Scarface,The Peacemaker, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2,Spider-Man 3, Splash, Taxi Driver, and The Bourne Ultimatum.
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