#travelwithgdp Fact: Migration can be extremely dangerous for birds, and many don’t often make it back to their starting point. Sometimes natural occurrences like harsh weather play a role, but many times, human activities are the cause of birds’ untimely demise. In the United States alone, up to one billion birds die each year from window […]
#travelwithgdp Fact: Just below the building’s frieze, Lowell placed a quote from George Washington concerning justice (see in the picture). The quote comes from a 1789 letter from Washington, to Attorney General Edmund Randolph. In full, the quote reads: “Impressed with a conviction that the due administration of justice is the firmest pillar of good Government, […]
#travelwithgdp Fact: Since 1908, Central Park has appeared in over 240 feature films, thereby making it the most filmed public park in the world!
#travelwithgdp Fact: One World Trade Center (formally known as the Freedom Tower) as seen through the glass ceiling of the mall.
#travelwithgdp Fact: Times Square functions as a town square, but is not geometrically a square; it is closer in shape to a bowtie, with two triangles emanating roughly north and south from 45th Street, where Seventh Avenue intersects Broadway. Broadway runs diagonally, crossing through the horizontal and vertical street grid of Manhattan laid down by the […]
#travelwithgdp Fact: The colonial Dutch Director-General of New Netherland, Peter Stuyvesant, ordered construction of the first wharf on the Manhattan bank of the lower East River sheltered from winds and ice, which was completed late in 1648 and called Schreyers Hook Dock (near what is now Pearl and Broad Streets). This prepared New York as a […]
#travelwithgdp Fact: The September 11 Museum was dedicated on May 15, 2014, and opened to the public on May 21. Its collection includes more than 40,000 images, 14,000 artifacts, more than 3,500 oral recordings, and over 500 hours of video.
#travelwithgdp Fact: Brightly adorned with billboards and advertisements, Times Square is sometimes referred to as “The Crossroads of the World”, “The Center of the Universe”, “the heart of The Great White Way”, and “the heart of the world”. One of the world’s busiest pedestrian areas, it is also the hub of the Broadway Theater District and […]
#travelwithgdp Fact: Tower Optical Company, Inc. is a small, Norwalk, Connecticut-based company which has manufactured the large, silver-colored devices that are used in the Empire State Building.
#travelwithgdp Fact: The One World Center’s architect is David Childs, whose firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) also designed the Burj Khalifa and the Willis Tower.