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Belvedere Castle

Where is Belvedere castle?

Belvedere Castle is a fortification located in the urban park of Central Park, in New York, United States.

The architecture of the castle is framed in a Victorian style and atmosphere. It was built and designed in 1865 and is located at the highest point of Central Park. This fortification also fulfils other functions typical of the environment where it is located. For example, it is used as the headquarters of the Meteorological Observatory. The Henry Luce Nature Observatory can be found in the castle’s facilities; here you can see all the flora and fauna of the park. Today, the castle serves as a tourist attraction, as well as offering excellent views of the surrounding area.

How to get to Belvedere castle?

Central Park visitors will find it easiest to get to Belvedere Castle by bike or on foot, since it’s in the center of the park. The closest subway stop is at 81st Street: Museum of Natural History Station on the A, B, and C lines.

Why was Belvedere castle built?

Belvedere Castle was built by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. An architectural hybrid of Gothic and Romanesque style, the Vaux design consists of several granite structures with a corner tower ending in a conical shape, with the expectation existing on the parapet walls.

The castle is home to an observatory. Naturalists use it for scientific work and discoveries. There are telescopes, microscopes, human skeletons and feathers, all of which are found in the observatory to be exhibited to children and young people. Another exhibition found in the observatory is that of a plywood tree with papier-mâché reproductions of various birds.

Bow Bridge

Where is the bow bridge in central park?

Found mid-park at 74th Street, west of Bethesda Terrace, the bridge spans 60 feet with a walkway constructed of ipe, a South American hardwood that turns a rich deep red when wet.

How old is the bow bridge?

It is the first cast iron bridge in the park and was built between 1859 and 1862.

Why is the bow bridge famous?

The Bow Bridge is the most romantic bridge in New York and a must see if you visit Central Park.. Its elegant form makes everybody fall in love. It is also one of the best places in Central Park to take pictures (any time of the year).

Manhattan Bridge

When was the Manhattan bridge built?

The construction of the bridge designed by Leon Moisseiff (1872-1943) began on 1 October 1901 and it was opened to the public on 31 December 1909. Thus, the Manhattan Bridge is the most modern of the three bridges connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn, built after the Brooklyn Bridge and the Williamsburg Bridge.

Where is the Manhattan bridge?

The Manhattan Bridge is a suspension bridge that crosses the East River in New York City, connecting Lower Manhattan (on Canal Street) with Brooklyn (on the extension of Flatbush Avenue), on Long Island. It was the last of the three lower East River suspension bridges to be built, preceded by the Brooklyn and Williamsburg bridges.

How high is the Manhattan bridge?

The Manhattan bridge is 41 metres high.

How to get to the Manhattan bridge?

From the Manhattan side, you can take the 4, 5 or 6 train to the Brooklyn Bridge / City Hall stop or the J or Z train to the Chambers Street stop. There are other options, but these two are closer to the bridge walkway.

Can you walk the Manhattan bridge?

It has a bicycle path and a pedestrian path that starts in Canal Street, the disadvantage is that it is at the same level of the cars and the underground, so it is a noisy walk. If you decide to cross it, do it during working hours. At night and on holidays it is lonely.

Is the Manhattan bridge safe at night?

It’s a super safe place with lots of police at the entrances and across the bridge. Many people go running and walking to cross it. It is a great place to take nighttime photos and offers spectacular views of Manhattan. It’s a must see that is worth the trip

How many miles is the Manhattan bridge?

The size of the bridge is 1,298292969 miles

Who built the Manhattan bridge?

Frosts, heavy rains and many other problems meant that this route was often cancelled, so engineer John Augustus Roebling proposed to build a bridge linking Manhattan to Brooklyn

Top of the Rock

Is Top of the Rock worth it?

Some reviewers take issue with the ticket prices, but this is not a very common concern. Other than this complaint, most people agree that Top of the Rock is worth the trip. The observation deck is indoor/outdoor, so it’s a good choice for pretty much any time of year.

How tall is the top of the rock?

The Top of The Rock rises to a height of 260m at the top of the 30 Rockefeller Plaza (or Comcast Building). Below its maximum height (on the 70th floor) there are two more observation points, on the 67th and 69th floors, as well as a restaurant with views on the 56th floor.

How much is the entrance to the top of the rock?

The ticket prices for the Top of the Rock observatory at its standard rate (without VIP access) are $38 for adults, $32 for children (6-12 years) and seniors (+62), $36.

Where to buy top of the rock tickets?

It is always better to buy tickets in advance online, you can do it here. When you buy online you will be given a receipt in the form of a ticket which you must print out so that you can use it when you arrive. You can also get in if you buy a New York tourist card.

Flatiron building

How tall is the flatiron building?

The Flatiron building, with its 22 floors and 87 metres, is wrongly considered to be the oldest skyscraper in Manhattan still standing, although the fact is that the Park Row Building (1899) is older and taller.

Where is the flatiron building?

175 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010, United State

What's inside the flatiron building?

Narrow and isolated, as you can see in the photo above, the skeleton is made up of 3500 tons of steel and 87 meters high, which acts as cross reinforcements to cope with the strong winds in the area.

When was the flatiron building built?

The Flatiron Building was built in 1902, thirteen years later. However, the Tower Building was demolished in 1913 and no longer exists. This is why the oldest skyscraper in New York (and still standing) is said to be the Flatiron Building.

Who owns flatiron buildings?

Harry S. Black, the owner of the Fuller company, had shown his interest in the efficiency of high office buildings located on narrow plots of land.

Queensboro bridge

Can you bike the Queensboro bridge?

Yes, the Queensboro Bridge is the only way to get from Manhattan to Queens, you can do it either by walking or cycling.

How long is the Queensboro bridge in miles?

The bridge is 0.7054 miles long from its start to the end.

Where is the Queensboro bridge?

The Qeensboro Bridge is located between the cities of Manhattan and Queens, being one of the most recognized bridges.

How much is the Queensboro bridge toll?

In order to pass through it is necessary to pay a toll of 3.50 dollars.

What year was the Queensboro bridge built?

The bridge was built years before the First World War in 1901, which makes it more than 120 years old so far.

Chrysler building

Who owns Chrysler buildings?

The owners of the Chrusler building are Tishman Speyer, a US company investing in real estate and the Abu Dhabi Investment Council.

How much does the chrysler building cost?

Just because of the land it occupies and its popularity, its value would amount to 1.2 billion dollars, but because the future sale would not include the land where it is located, its value would drop to 150 million dollars.

What does the chrysler building symbolize?

The building was a clear representation of the company that owned the Chrysler Corporation, which was involved in trade and industry. In 1030 when it was completed, it was for many years the tallest building, and therefore a representation of one of the largest companies in the world.

Where is the Chrysler building located?

405 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10174, United State.

Can you visit the Chrysler building?

It is possible to visit it, but only from 08:00 in the morning until 18:00 in the afternoon, from Monday to Friday. It is not open to the general public on public holidays or weekends.

How many died in the Chrysler buildings?

Coincidentally, one of the tallest buildings in the world at the time resulted in only five people being killed during its construction. This is unusual considering the lack of security at the time.

How tall is the Chrysler building?

The Chrysler building, has a height of 319 meters, although now this figure seems very small, we have to take into account that it became the tallest building at the time.

Grand Central Terminal

Where is the grand central terminal?

89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, United States

When was the grand central terminal built?

The building opened its doors in 1871.

How old is the grand central terminal?

Today, in 2021, the Grand Central Terminal is 150 years old.

Who built the grand central terminal?

It was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt, a millionaire who was involved in maritime and rail transport, hence his interest in creating it.

When was the grand central terminal renovation?

In 1994, Metro-North took over the operation of Grand Central Terminal and began extensive renovations. Now restored to its 1913 splendor, Grand Central has become a beloved Manhattan landmark and a busy passenger centre.

How far is the grand central terminal from times square?

The distance is so sunny 0.5 miles, about ten minutes if we decide to do it on foot or five if we do it by car.

Times Square

Where is Times Square in nyc?

Times Square, square in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, formed by the intersection of Seventh Avenue, 42nd Street, and Broadway.

Why is Times Square famous?

Times Square is one of the most important tourist attractions in the world, with more than 50 million visitors a year. This is because it is where all the Broadway theatres end and also contains many entertainment businesses.

Can you drive through times square?

Between 42nd and 47th streets are closed to traffic so you can’t get there directly by car, but you can get pretty close.

Why is Times Square called?

Formerly known as Longacre Square, Times Square was renamed in 1904 after The New York Times moved its headquarters to the newly built Times Building, now One Times Square.

How far is Times Square to central park?

If you walk you can get there in 13 minutes as it is only 0.6 miles, but if you want to do it by car it will take you four minutes.

Atlas Statue

Atlas is a bronze statue at Rockefeller Center, within the courtyard of the International Building, in downtown Manhattan in New York City. It is across Fifth Avenue from St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The sculpture represents the ancient Greek Titan Atlas holding the heavens on his shoulders.

Atlas was created by the sculptor Lee Lawrie with the help of René Paul Chambellan and was installed in 1937. The sculpture is in the Art Deco style of the Rockefeller Center. The figure of Atlas in the sculpture is 4.6 m high, while the whole statue is 14 m high. It weighs 7 short tons (6,400 kg), and is the largest sculpture in Rockefeller Center.

Atlas is depicted carrying the sky dome on his shoulders. The north-south axis of the harmonic sphere on his shoulders points to the position of the North Star in relation to the city of New York. The statue stands on a muscular leg on top of a small stone pedestal, the corner of which faces Fifth Avenue.

St patrick's cathedral

Where is Saint Patrick's cathedral?

5th Ave, New York, NY 10022, United State

When was St Patrick's cathedral built?

The Cathedral was completed in 1878.

What time does St Patrick's cathedral close?

The Cathedral is open from 6:30 am to 8 pm.

How much is a wedding at St Patrick's cathedral?

St. Patrick’s Cathedral charges up to $14,500 for a weekend wedding, but secures morning rates for a few thousand. Their package, which includes officiant, photographer, bouquet and boutonniere, ends up costing couples $3,799.

How far is St Patrick's cathedral from times square?

If you go on foot, the route will take about 11 minutes, as it is 0.5 miles, while if you go by car you can finish it in 5 minutes.

Can you visit St Patrick's cathedral?

You can make an appointment for a guided tour, but there is also the possibility of entering only during the regulated hours.

Brooklyn Bridge

Who built the Brooklyn bridge?

It was John A. Roebling’s Sons Co. a company dedicated to the creation of steel and steel cables, famous for the wire cable used in the suspension bridge over the East River in Manhattan.

How many miles of the Brooklyn bridge?

If we count from the beginning to the end of the bridge it has a length of 1834 meters.

Can you walk the Brooklyn bridge?

There is a perfect footbridge so that the pedestrian can cross it without problems and thus enjoy spectacular views of the bridge and the city.

Who designed the Brooklyn bridge?

The designer of the Brooklyn Bridge was John Augustus Roebling, an American civil engineer of German origin, who pioneered the use of suspension bridges.

Why is the Brooklyn Bridge famous?

It was quite a feat to build this suspension bridge at the time, and its fame is due to the fact that it links two very important cities, Manhattan and Brooklyn

What is the Brooklyn bridge made of?

The material is granite, for the most part although for the hanging part they used materials such as steel and for the base of the columns wood that sank in the river.

Washington Square Arch

Where is Washington Square arch?

Washington Square N, New York, NY 10012, United State.

What is the Washington Square arch?

The Washington Square Arch is a marble triumphal arch built in 1892 in Washington Square Park in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan in New York City. It commemorates the 100th anniversary of George Washington’s inauguration as President of the United States in 1789 and forms the southern end of Fifth Avenue.

Why was the Washington Square arch built?

The marble Washington Arch, designed by noted architect Stanford White, was built between 1890-1892 and replaced a wooden arch erected in 1889 to honor the 100th anniversary of the first president’s inauguration.

Battery Park

Where is the battery park?

New York, NY 10004, United States

Is battery park safe at night?

Currently, it is a pretty safe place, being below normal in terms of theft if we take into account the country’s average.

When was the battery park built?

In 1968 they were created, removing some docks that were deteriorated, which today we can see was a success, since it happened to give life to the neighborhood

How was the battery park built?

To build it they had to use more than 3 million cubic yards of soil and rocks left over from constructions such as the World Trade Center among others.

How many miles from central park to battery park?

There are 7.1 miles of separation, but you can take a car that will take you in 21 minutes or if you prefer to venture out on foot you can do it in 1 hour and 37 minutes. 

How much is the ferry from battery park to liberty island?

The return ferry fee, which includes admission to both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, is $18 for adults, $14 for seniors, $9 for children ages 4-12, and free for children ages 3 and under.

Beekman Tower

The Beekman Tower, also known as the Panhellenic Tower, is a 26-story art deco skyscraper located on the corner of First Avenue and East 49th Street in Midtown Manhattan, New York. It was built between 1927 and 1928 according to a design by John Mead Howells.

The Beekman Tower had been built for the New York chapter of the Panhellenic Association as a club and hotel for women in college sororities, but due to lack of sponsorship, it was opened to the general public in the mid-1930s. It later became a hotel and then corporate flats.

It has a design with numerous setbacks, chamfers in its corners and a mass that borders the limits of its lot. Its sculptural ornamentation was designed by Rene Paul Chambellan in an art deco style with Gothic influences. In 1998, the Commission for the Preservation of Historical Monuments of New York made the building an official symbol of the city.