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Old Posted Jul 31, 2014, 7:39 AM
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NY skyscrapers- can anyone identify these?

Here's a couple of mystery skyscrapers for you all to ID-
The first one is up near Columbus circle, and can be seen in the middle of this photo, kind of in front of the Hearst building:



Here's another shot- our mystery tower is in the center:



I found both of these pics on www.worldtravelimages.net

And here's our second mystery tower:

This one's on the bottom of the pic, just to the right of center. It's got a bit of an Art Deco feel, but I suspect it's a modern building:



(pic taken by me) https://www.flickr.com/photos/312175...47303/sizes/h/
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First is Central Park Place.
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Here's some more pics of that mysterious (and pretty!) second skyscraper:
These were both taken by me, in 2011.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/312175...97407/sizes/h/


The building in question is the one with the tall vertical column of mist emerging from its crown, right in front of the three XYZ buildings.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/31217544@N07/14609782067/

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1177 avenue of the americas
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Thanks! I googled that and that building is apparently also known as Americas Tower.
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Great pictures from that view.

Just waiting when those xyz buildings get razed. Does anyone know how much the asbestos abatement cost the owners?

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I rather like the XYZ buildings, they work well together. As one book says, they're some of the best background buildings in the city. I even found an interesting picture somewhere showing the tallest (Exxon) building under construction, there's some interesting wind bracing hidden under those pinstripes

I just love taking photos from the observation decks of Rockefeller Center and Empire State, especially now that I have a camera with a kickass zoom lens- all the better to pick out individual skyscrapers with!
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Ya know, in any other city, either of these two towers would stick out. This is the first time I've ever notice them after seeing so much of NY's skyline. I really like America's Tower.
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AKA the Americas Tower. I remember watching that one rise. A lot of people don't like it, but I do.
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I think she's gorgeous, clean modern lines with Art Deco flair. Very classy! I need to get my sketchpad out, some of these buildings just BEG for character sketches!
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I, too, love the XYZ buildings. They work well together and although nothing fancy looking individually, they are great as a threesome.
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Yeah, it's the fact that the three of them work together which makes them work- if there was just one, that wouldn't be the case.
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