We’re on a roll with Where & When! I love that so many of these beautiful photos have managed to come to my attention and that we can share so much information about them. While I’ve researched various photos and pics, I’ve come to appreciate the wave of changes that occur each generation in New York, even if I don’t necessarily agree with them. Some great architecture has sadly been lost to the ages due to neglect, damage from fire or the changing needs of society at that time, and far more often than not in this generation the replacements have been lacking in artistry or originality, but at least they’re not… well, they do… ah, who am I kidding? The early 20th Century was the golden age of skyscrapers and building construction in all of Greater New York and the surrounding metro area. The mansions were better in the mid-to-late 1800s, but the buildings that came later served a greater purpose and the mansions, if they still exist, are mainly museums now. That’s just my opinion, of course, but you’re welcome to agree or explain why I don’t know what I’m talking about >;)
Now you may or may not know what and where this is, but the year might throw you off a bit. That’s because there are some very obvious and important distinctions about this place that you will have to list, and getting the year correct will likely help you with that task. So not only are you determining where this was taken and when the photo was taken, but you’re also pointing out the main features in this structure. Two bonus questions(!) go with this one: Name something related to a notorious event that happened here, and name another structure from around the world that inspired this one.
You all have fun with that while I sleep the morning away; I will check in after noon to see how you’re doing. Same prizes as yesterday, but second bonus will be a chocolate biscotti. No peeking!
[Photo Credit: New York Architecture]