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Built in 1924 for the American Radiator Company, this building was the first major design in New York by Rockefeller Center architect, Raymond Hood. Its stepped-back pyramidal roof was one of the first of its kind, and the stark black brickwork helps it stand out as a familiar landmark of the New York skyline. At 21 stories, the tower is topped by gold terra-cotta trim. When originally lit in honor of the heating company, the stories were supposed to resemble fired coals.
This beautiful structure built upon less than one acre of land is the Engineering Societies' Building and Engineers' Club. Twelve levels in it's Renaissance Revival style, the club was a social organization. The three levels at the base was in white marble and the upper seven levels were designed in red brick with marble and comprised of molded window enframements. The engineers' club from within consisted of 66 rooms in addition to the public and social areas.
Mid-Manhattan Library is one of the biggest libraries in New York and it is also a branch of the main New York library. Situated in a historical building, this landmark offers many amenities to its members and non members alike as it houses one of the biggest collections of books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, and research materials. People can access range of books and materials which cover a wide range of topics and subjects from all around the world. Customers can also use the public computers which are available there and they can also print out copies if needed. There are also many events held here for the public which include debates and discussions with many known authors and professionals. There are many courses available here too for the public such as basic computer training for kids and adults as well.
The Library of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen is the second oldest continuously running library in New York City. With over 120,000 volumes of current fiction, non-fiction, trade, and technical-related research materials, you can be sure to find whatever you are looking for here.
Opened in 1901, this clubhouse is located on property donated by business tycoon Commodore J. Pierpont Morgan. The beaux-arts building features a limestone facade with large bay windows resembling sterns of ships. The Model Room is home to over 1,500 models of yachts dating from the 1940s, and The Grill Room restaurant displays an extensive collection of sailing prints. Although this building was declared a historic landmark in 1979, it remains a private club. Visitors are not permitted unless accompanied by a club member.
The imposing Bank of America Tower stands tall at 1200 feet (366 meters) and remains one of the lankiest structures in NYC's Manhattan and Midtown areas. Situated on the busy Sixth Avenue, facing the Bryant Park, the lofty skyscraper is popular as one of the most sustainable structures of the world. In terms of its height, it only stands behind the Empire State Building, 432 Park Avenue and One World Trade Center and holds the crown of being the sixth tallest edifice in the country.
Located in the heart of Times Square, this theater and National Historic site has served as one of New York's premier non-profit performance spaces since 1921. Everyone from Duke Ellington to Merle Haggard has performed within the walls of the iconic Town Hall. Programs, which are offered year round, include music, dance, film, lecture, and drama.
Built in 1913, Grand Central Terminal remains impressive, even to New Yorkers, particularly for its iconic main hall with cathedral-like vaulted ceilings. The building itself is beautiful, with chic shops and a dining concourse lending an air of urban charm; a not-so-easy feat for a railway station that is filled with half a million commuters each week. If you're hungry, there are an impressive amount of dining options. Along with regular routes, the station services outlying suburbs via the Metro-North Commuter Railroad.