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Located in the Ford Foundation Building on East 43rd Street in Tudor City, this urban atrium filled with subtropical, hanging gardens is one of Midtown's best kept secrets. Established in 1967, the 160-ft. atrium garden features tree-lined pathways that are perfect for escaping the tumult of the city. As visitors look up, they will see different species of plants hanging along the edges of the building tiers. It's a nice place to catch your breath when exploring Tudor City or the United Nations.
Talmadge Studio is located at the address 318 East 48th Street, although the street address does not show it, you can see it written on the license pasted near the garage. It was a parking garage in this building that held the studios of Joseph Schenck. The Talmadge Film Corporation was on the ground floor, Constance Talmadge Film Corporation on the second floor and the top floor had the Comique where Buster Keaton worked.
767 Third Avenue is a remarkable commercial building in Manhattan. Constructed in 1980 by the William Kaufman Organization, it is notable for its unique oak and brick combination that makes it a standout in the cityscape. Among several amenities and services, its highlighting feature is the three-story high functional chessboard that is the largest in the world. Every Wednesday noon, a move is made on this building facade.
Completed in 1930, this towering edifice was the first construction project to rise higher than the Eiffel Tower. This leadership was to be short-lived, however, as The Empire State Building was built 1,048 feet taller only a few months later. The Chrysler Building still holds people's interest both culturally and architecturally. Walter Chrysler commissioned its construction in honor of his success in the automobile industry, which is reflected in its flamboyant art deco style. For example, sculptures of cars are carved into the brickwork.
Originally called the Pan Am building, this landmark skyscraper has dominated the New York skyline since it was built in 1963. Designed in the Brutalist style of architecture, by the well-known Emery Roth and Sons with consultants Pietro Belluschi and Walter Gropius, the building has an unmistakable style and is still an architectural behemoth in Mid-town New York. Since 9/11 tours of the building have been stopped, but it's still possible to take a look around the arcades on the ground floor. The Vanderbilt Avenue lobby houses the Richard Lippold sculpture, Flight, dedicated to Pan American World Airways. It houses some of the most expensive office space available for rent in Mid-town, and is currently managed by Tishman Speyer properties.
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.
Built in 1918, this large and beautiful Episcopal church is distinguished by its Byzantine architecture. The building was designed by Bertram Goodhue and contains a portal (moved from an earlier building) by Stanford White. Because it sits on some of the city's most valuable real estate, St. Bartholomew's struggled against developers for years, and finally became a test case for New York City's landmark preservation law. Today, it is home to a thriving congregation and sponsors many community outreach programs. The popular Cafe St. Bart's is run by the church.