Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New and Old NYC - 6th Ave Downtown View

Not the usual juxtaposition of new and old that I enjoy finding. These are more distant contrasts. The "old" here is the clock tower in the foreground - the Jefferson Market branch of the NY Public Library on Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave) in Greenwich Village. When built in the late 1880s it served as the Third Judicial District Courthouse. This building is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The "new" is in the far distance. The tallest of those new buildings is 1 World Trade Center (still under construction). The shorter building to its left is 7 World Trade Center (the only new building on the WTC site that is already completed and occupied). The building to the right of 1WTC is Trump Soho Hotel at Spring Street. Although it appears to be near the WTC site, it is actually about half-way between the World Trade Center site and the clock tower.

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