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Chrysler Building and New York City Skyline
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Dreamy New York City Skyline
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Chrysler Building - New York City - Dreamscape
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Chrysler Building - New York City - Snow
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Chrysler Building and Reflection - New York City
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Chrysler Building - New York City
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New York City - Skyline with Chrysler Building - Dreamy Cityscape
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New York City - Snow Covered Skyline
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New York Winter - Snow and the Chrysler Building
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New York City - Chrysler Building and Skyscrapers From Above
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New York City Holiday Chrysler Building Ornament and Lights
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New York City Skyline and Chrysler Building - Night - Facing West
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New York City Skyline in the Snow
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New York City - Skyline and Chrysler Building on a Foggy Evening
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New York City - Skyline and Rooftops on a Hazy Evening
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New York City - Summer Sunlight - Midtown
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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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New York City Skyline - Sunset over Midtown- By Vivienne Gucwa
New York City sunsets are songs.
They remind you of all of the times
you ran with open arms
into a city that embraced you back
on the whisper of a breeze
in a skyline reflected in glistening eyes
wide with hope.
carries the promise
of a new song.
This image was taken from the top of Rockefeller Center (Top of the Rock) during an absolutely gorgeous sunset. The view is of the skyscrapers and rooftops of the midtown Manhattan skyline looking south including the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, and 1 World Trade Center.
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New York City Skyline - Skyscrapers at Night- By Vivienne Gucwa
In the blink of an eye the city's lights twinkle like stars in a universe that rises up from the ground to the surface of a darkening sky.
And all at once, everything else seems to fade away.
This was taken on a frigid evening at Gantry Plaza State Park in Queens with wind gusts that roared across the river to the rocks I was teetering on with nothing more than my tripod and utterances of hope that the wind would let up for just a few seconds.
But as I stood there frozen in place for what seemed like the longest 30 seconds of the night, the city’s glow rivaled that of a roaring fire and everything else seemed to pale in comparison.
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New York City Skyline - Central Park and Skyscrapers from Above- By Vivienne Gucwa When the day stretches out leaving a trail of sighs in its wake, the sky and the infinite slowly implode folding themselves into one another until all that is left is a never-ending horizon reaching out towards the rest of forever. --- This is a view of Central Park and the skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan as seen from above. It was taken from the top of the Empire State Building on an impossibly perfect morning. Upper Manhattan sits in the distance with the Chrysler Building and Queens to the right. The trees of Bryant Park are peeking out in the bottom-left part of this image. ---
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New York City Skyline - Skyscrapers of Midtown Manhattan from Above- By Vivienne Gucwa
Late summer light
hangs over the city:
tinged with heavy hope
and hazy promises.
Where the winter brings a crystal sharp clarity to New York City, the summer seems to bring with it a gorgeous, bittersweet gauze-like haze. Summers in New York City cling to the ribs and heart like ethereal remnants of distant thoughts peeking their heads out of the sea of heat and humidity.
This is a view of the roof tops, skyscrapers, water towers and streets of midtown Manhattan as viewed from above.
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Chrysler Building and New York Skyline - Roosevelt Island View
Chrysler Building and New York Skyline - Roosevelt Island View- By Vivienne Gucwa
This is the result of a 30 second exposure taken late last week from Roosevelt Island. Roosevelt Island is a tiny island that sits in the East River overlooking the Upper East Side and midtown Manhattan. The Chrysler Building is a beacon of white, sparkling lights in a sea of skyscrapers lit by the yellow glow of the lights on the FDR Drive. It's a rather calm place to visit at this time of year since it's not quite warm enough for people to take full advantage of the promenade that runs parallel to this amazing view.
The night tends to fall quietly over the lights of Manhattan when viewing the skyline from this vantage point. The only sounds that are prominent are the sound of waves lapping up against the sides of the promenade as the rare boat speeds by. I find it endlessly fascinating how a long exposure can calm even those sounds down visually - smoothing out the water's surface until the lights seem to melt into the water like liquid stars in a watery universe.
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New York City Skyline - Chrysler Building and Skyscrapers- By Vivienne Gucwa Looking out over New York City from up high, the skyscrapers rise from the ground proudly as if they are marching towards the horizon where the city and the sky meet briefly and where steel dissolves into light. -- This particular cityscape features the skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan including the MetLife building and the Chrysler Building. To the right of the Chrysler Building is the 59th Street Bridge (also referred to as the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge) and beyond the skyscrapers in the foreground sits Central Park and midtown east. ---
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The Chrysler Building and New York City Skyline- By Vivienne Gucwa This is a favorite view of the Chrysler Building. In truth, the Chrysler Building is my favorite skyscraper in New York City. I have always loved the art-deco architecture of it's spire and how its needle pokes out above the other skyscrapers that populate the New York City skyline in midtown Manhattan. This view is looking west towards Manhattan and sitting in the foreground are the skyscrapers of Tudor City: neo-gothic historic buildings that lay their claim to fame for being part of the first residential skyscraper complex in the entire world. ---
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New York Winter - Snow Over the New York City Skyline- By Vivienne Gucwa Snowflakes swirl over the skyscrapers and buildings: confetti from the sky blanketing the buildings and streets. And the world transforms into a giant snow-globe, if only for a brief moment. --- What's more magical than New York City in the snow (when it first falls, of course)? This winter cityscape view is of the skyscrapers of the New York City skyline in midtown Manhattan including the Chrysler Building, the MetLife Building and a barely visible 59th Street Bridge (also known as the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge). ---
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New York City- By Vivienne Gucwa Growing up in Queens, a borough of New York City, I was surrounded by a general attitude of contempt and disgust regarding anything tourist related. My father who worked nights as a newspaper pressman in Manhattan hated going into Manhattan for anything other than work (his job was back-breaking) and my mother echoed the same jaded sentiment towards ‘touristy things’ in Manhattan as her other outer-borough friends. The ‘city’ (as many people still call it) was something to be proud to live in very close proximity to but anything too popular in the ‘city’ was the subject of eye-rolls. I grew up mimicking this sentiment; a sort of ‘been there, done that’ mentality. We would only ever go to things like Times Square and the Empire State Building when relatives or friends visited and there was a silent stoicism related to showing ‘the sights’ to ‘out-of-towners’. I always found this amusing. These sights that were derided as nothing more than trite spectacles were the same sights that my parents deemed worthy to spend time taking people to when people came to visit us. When I moved to Manhattan a decade ago, I carried this attitude with me. It wasn’t until I started taking photos that I fully opened my eyes (so to speak). Granted, I had always found beauty in the things many people passed over; architectural details on tops of buildings, the way that sunlight hit buildings at different times of the day. However, when I finally discarded the jadedness that permeated my early years I started realizing how utterly phenomenal and fascinating all those ‘touristy’ things are. It may have taken me many years to fully grasp why people come from all over the world to gaze lovingly at sights and architectural marvels like the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building but now that I know it’s hard not to gaze at these sights with anything but wonder. There is so much to be in awe of in this spectacular city. --- This is an early morning view from the top of the Empire State Building looking out over the huge variety of skyscrapers that populate the skyline of midtown. In the distance sits Central Park with the MetLife Building and Chrysler Building to the right and Bryant Park and Rockefeller Center towards the left and center. The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge is to the right of the Chrysler Building in this view and Queens can be seen to the right of the bridge disappearing into the haze. ---
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The New York City Skyline and the Chrysler Building- By Vivienne Gucwa
I have always been partial to late summer skyline views here in New York City. The haze that hangs over the horizon like a misty veil seems to lend a special sort of immediacy to the skyscrapers that assert themselves in the foreground.
The Chrysler Building, New York City's art-deco masterpiece of architecture, always looks so regal positioned in front of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge (also known as the 59th Street Bridge). Four smokestacks playfully draw the eye towards the rest of Queens that sprawls out in the distance towards the fading horizon.
It's as if the sky is locked in an embrace with the rest of the city while the skyscrapers that make up the midtown Manhattan skyline are enraptured and wrapped up in their own special moment with the Chrysler Building.
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Painted Memories - The Chrysler Building - New York City- By Vivienne Gucwa We looked at old photos of the metropolises we once called home with their towers reaching up to an unexplored sky. These structures stood tall in a universe full of wonder and dust from an infinite number of stars. And our breath stopped for a moment, caught in our throats as our tears diluted the remnants of paint that had found their way onto these crumbling archaic testaments revealing entire cities beneath the caked, colored surface as if our tears had the power to unearth memories from the recesses of time. ---
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Monoliths From a Distant Past - Chrysler Building - New York City- By Vivienne Gucwa
We kept pieces of the old cities in place to remind us of a time when we were bound to the earth.
Their buildings stood empty yet proud: monoliths constructed in a time when wonder could be extracted from the tiniest of glimpses into an unexplored sky.
They stood there: remnants of times when white clouds were all that was plentiful and when our faces replicated themselves temporarily onto their gleaming facades.
While the rest of the world pushed forward under red skies dotted with emulsified exhaust, we stopped to take in a view of a distant past.
And I scratched our memories into the sky with an old key.
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The New York City Skyline from Above- By Vivienne Gucwa The sun dances slow with the skyscrapers of the New York City skyline in the summer as the clouds kiss the horizon and haze emanates from the collective heat of these intimate encounters. --- I love viewing the New York City skyline in late summer. While the visibility is often limited due to the haze, there is something really exquisite in the way that the foreground skyscrapers appear in this sort of view. This particular view is facing north. On the right side of the image, notable skyscrapers that can be seen are the Chrysler Building and the MetLife building (which stands over Grand Central Terminal). 30 Rock and Rockefeller Center can be seen straight ahead looking out over Central Park and the buildings that line Central Park West. On the left side of the image, a notable skyscraper that can be seen in this view is the Bank of America Tower (with the pointy tip) which stands next to the green MetLife building and overlooks Bryant Park. ---
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The W.R. Grace Building and the Chrysler Building - Midtown - New York City- By Vivienne Gucwa There are certain views in the city that seem to have embedded themselves in my mind over time. This view, is one of those types of views. When I think of some of the first times I noticed the Chrysler Building when I was much younger, this is the view that immediately springs out of the recesses of my memory. I can't quite remember the first time I took in this view but I also can't remember viewing the Chrysler Building from any other vantage point when I think back on my first impressionable views of the iconic art deco masterpiece of architecture. It's as if this portion of the city didn't exist until I saw it in this exact way as if once I laid eyes on this scene, my mind dream-sketched it into existence. Perhaps that's how we all form our own significant impressions of our surroundings. The memorable bits inhabit a place in our minds where they can spring forth when thinking of a certain place: a treasure chest of imagery that sits in our minds waiting for us to open it with our eyes. --- This particular view is adjacent to Bryant Park on 42nd Street. The sloped building in the foreground is the W.R. Grace Building which was designed by Gordon Bunshaft and completed in 1974. When I was little I used to imagine how awesome it would be to slide down the facade of the building. It turns out, I wasn't the only one who imagined such a thing. In 2007, the Grace Building was featured in the 2007 Marvel Comics motion picture Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. The Silver Surfer, pursued by the Human Torch, surfs down the south face of The Grace Building, imploding windows in his cosmic-energy wake. ---
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Touching the Sky - The Chrysler Building - New York City- By Vivienne Gucwa If you are fortunate enough to look up at exactly the right time, you can catch the sun dancing along the top of the Chrysler Building. As the sun glides across the iconic spire, it leaves glimmering trails: shimmering footsteps connecting the sky to the city. The Chrysler Building is a classic example of Art Deco architecture. Designed by architect William Van Alen for a project of Walter P. Chrysler, it was the headquarters of the Chrysler Corporation from 1930 until the mid 1950’s. Even though the building was built and designed specifically for the car manufacturer, the corporation did not pay for the construction of it and never owned it, as Walter P. Chrysler decided to pay for it himself, so that his children could inherit it. Upon its completion on May 20, 1930, the added height of the spire allowed the Chrysler Building to surpass 40 Wall Street as the tallest building in the world and the Eiffel Tower as the tallest structure. It was the first man-made structure to stand taller than 1,000 feet. ---
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Timeless - The Empire State Building and the New York City Skyline- By Vivienne Gucwa I had the good fortune and pleasure of getting to visit the Google NYC headquarters recently. This particular vantage point is from the outside terrace of their cafeteria. What a view, right? I absolutely love the grandiose scale of the Empire State Building in relation to the Chrysler Building. When viewed side by side, the contrast is enormous.
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