Thursday, September 27, 2012

Skyscrapers of Manhattan...

Then and Now

Last week work took me to an eighteenth century church on Staten Island. This week I was in lower Manhattan, surrounded by skyscrapers. 

The tallest building in the photo is The Woolworth Building. It was also the tallest building in the world when it was built in 1913. In 1930 it ceded the title to 40 Wall Street. The link has some wonderful historic views of the building. 

The building under construction in the background is the Freedom Tower, which is on the World Trade Center site. At night it is lit in red, white and blue. It is actually about three blocks from where I was standing to take this photo. I was pleased to get the sign for the 9/11 Memorial in the same picture. The pumpkin display in Tuesday's post is just to the left of the bus stop sign. 

Please stop by tomorrow and Saturday. We are having a coffee party in honor of National Coffee Day on Saturday, September 29. There will be a fun, yummy coffee giveaway on Saturday, thanks to my sweet friends at Nescafe.

Wishes for a fun, yummy Friday!

13 comments:

Barbara F. said...

I am coming to that party, Carol! I do love my coffee~ xo

Maple Lane said...

I always love your photos from your walks around the neighborhood. See you for coffee this weekend!

Theresa said...

I am longing to visit there:) I would love to see those same sites! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Ms Sparrow said...

Mmmmm, coffee!

Susie said...

Buttercup, I will be visiting this weekend. I wish I could coffee party with you. I always say I am a coffee connisuer...I am not really. I may not know the best cup, but by golly I sure know a bad cup. NASTY. Smiles, Susie

Maggid said...

OOOOH, New York . . as i know and love it . . You ALWAYS make me happy. I might not stop by tomorrow . . BUT, I'll remember you as i grab a cuppa on my way to shul. I'll keep you in my heart - it's "Open House" - so, parents will be visiting our classroom (we have Shabbat School - then, on Wednesdays we have Hebrew School . . )
I'm going to pack double joy into my smile - remembering the party is on at your blog. Limitless Love! -g-

Sr. Ann Marie Slavin said...

I hope I can get to New York some day to see the Freedom Tower. Thanks for sharing the photos

Nellie said...

Someone mentioned that it is time to bring out the Pumpkin Spice Coffee!:)
I would have a "crick" in my neck from looking at all those tall buildings! Thank you for my tour of New York City.

Loretta said...

Wonderful Photos! Such tall buildings ...Hopefully I'll keep coming your way and make it soon! Thanks for the tour, how could I have seen all this without you?
Luv,
Loretta

Deanna said...

Oh good, I think I will join you for coffee...I have already been drinking coffee laced with Pumpkin Spice. Great pics of New York City, what a great place to visit, especially with camera in hand.

peggy said...

Thanks for the tour. I always enjoy your photos. The pumpkins were beautiful too. Did you buy one?

Chatty Crone said...

Well I like the fact they make you always look up!

Mimi said...

THANK YOU for posting pics of the new Freedom Tower.....I hope to visit it before long!!!I loved the Woolworth building too....spent many many Saturdays with my MAMAW at Woolworths as a child!!
hugs,
jamie