Landmark buildings

landmarks2landmarks4The New-York Historical Society holds an exhibition of 83 photographs documenting some of the most significant buildings and public parks in New York City. Eventually you get to know the story of the Chrysler, the Pen Station Railroad, the E.V. Haughwout Building, the Woolworth, the Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn, the Guggenheim Museum etc. According to the Landmarks Preservation Law, a building must be at least thirty years old before the Commission can declare it a landmark. From a European point of view that length of time doesn’t really match the meaning of landmark… but again it’s a question of point of view ! RB

April 30 through July 12 2009

Chrysler©Michael Kingsford/Grand Central©Michael Stewart

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