Photographer's Note

Midtown Manhattan

After our visit to the Guggenheim, we walked through Central Park back to Times Square. I somehow didn’t take any photos in Central Park and I don’t remember why, maybe because it was too hot, maybe because I thought I already had enough photos from Central Park (which I have never posted so far, maybe I should do that later as well), but anyhow, the first photo after the Guggenheim was taken at Grand Army Plaza at the southeast corner of Central Park, where East 59th Street and Fifth Avenue meet. It provided an excellent viewpoint for one of my favourite themes: big city streetscapes.

The four tallest building in this photo are, from left to right:
- The General Motors Building, 215 metres, completed in 1968;
- 432 Park Avenue, 396 metres (tallest residential tower in the world, second-tallest tower in NYC), completed in 2015;
- 745 Fifth Avenue (formerly the Squibb Building), 132 metres, completed in 1930;
- Trump Tower, 202 metres, completed in 1983.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/500 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 430/100 mm
Date Taken: 2018-08-06 18:38
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1414 kb

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Additional Photos by Lars Zwemmer (Tue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10873 W: 57 N: 18809] (70346)
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