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Pershing Square building and Grand Central Terminal seen from the Park Avenue viaduct, 2008.

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Title:

Pershing Square building and Grand Central Terminal seen from the Park Avenue viaduct, 2008.

Format:

1 digital photograph

Date:

2008

Street Address:

Park Avenue and East 41st Street

Photographer/Artist:

Waldvogel, Peter.

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Description:

Pershing Square building and Grand Central Terminal seen from the Park Avenue viaduct, 2008.

Description continued:

The Park Avenue viaduct, built from 1917-1919, is located on Park Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets. The raised roadway, which routes traffic around Grand Central Terminal on an elevated terrace, returns to street level on 45th Street. Over the years the area occupied by the viaduct has come to be known as Pershing Square. The city once planned to build a plaza named in honor of General John J. Pershing adjacent to the viaduct but the Pershing Square Building was built on that spot instead. Pershing Square Building; Built: 1923; Architects: York & Sawyer. The U-shaped 24 story office building originally contained a basement restaurant, street level shopping, and a second floor banking room.

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Subjects:

  • Murray Hill Neighborhood (New York, N.Y.)
  • Pershing Square Building (New York, N.Y.)
  • Park Avenue (New York, N.Y.)
  • Grand Central Terminal (New York, N.Y.)
  • Elevated highways.
  • Street life.

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City University of New York. Graduate School and University Center.

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Mina Rees Library; City University of New York. Graduate School and University Center.

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