Famous sights – Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center, constructed between 1931 and 1940 is one of the most recognizable landmarks in New York City.  The businessman an philanthropist. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. assmbled a professional group that included the architect and designer Raymond Hood, the real estate specialist John Todd and his associates Andrew Reinhard and Henry Hofmeister.  The urban designer Harvey Corbett […]

Famous Sights – Grand Central Station

In 1869, the railroad tycoon Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt had consolidated his train lines at 4th Ave. (Park Ave.) and 42nd Street at the Grand Central Depot.  It was replaced with the current Grand Central Terminal (often called Grand Central Station) (1903-1913) designed by the architectural firms of Reed and Stem and Warren and Wentmore.  The slow pace of the contruction is easy […]