A Photoblog by Monte Stevens

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Looking Up

with 4 comments

New York City

New York City

As of August 2008, New York City has 5,538 highrise buildings, with 50 completed skyscrapers taller than 656 feet (200 m). This is more than any other city in United States, and second in the world behind Hong Kong. This image of the GE building taken from 5th avenue last November when Kirsten and I had a long overnight. The GE Building is an Art Deco skyscraper that forms the centerpiece of Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan. The 70-story building is the 9th tallest building in New York City and the 32nd tallest in the United States. One thing about Midtown Manhattan is the lack of horizons. You will find yourself almost always looking up.

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Written by Monte Stevens

October 29, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. Very nice cityscape, Monte, and the black and white gives it a nice urban feel.

    QPB

    October 29, 2009 at 5:43 am

  2. I like it Monte. Nice work.

    drewfulton

    October 29, 2009 at 8:53 am

  3. I have never been to NYC but when visiting Portland or Seattle I always leave with a sore neck from “looking up”.

    Steve Skinner

    October 29, 2009 at 11:36 am

  4. This certainly says New York City to me. You did an excellent job of making me “look up” to see the top of the building.

    I enjoy your photograph very much, but must say that I am not a fan of the city. All those buildings make me feel trapped somehow. Too much of the Texas and the southwest in my nature. Love big sky. Those tiny slivers of bluish sky cramped between buidlings doesn’t suit me.

    Anita Jesse

    October 30, 2009 at 8:04 pm


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