NEW YORK: UPPER MANHATTAN, CENTRAL PARK
Tour of the city of New York for Upper Manhattan and Central Park
1. 72th St Subway
72nd Street Subway station "
2. Natural History Museum
The American Museum of Natural History (American Museum of Natural History in English) is located in the northwest of Manhattan (New York, USA. UU.), At 79th Street and Central Park to the west. The museum has a staff of over 1,200 people and 100 sponsors field trips for collection of material every year.
The museum was founded in 1869. Theodore Roosevelt (26. No U.S. president. UU.) Was the father of the museum and one of its founders. The first house was a museum of old arsenal built at Central Park. In 1874, ground was broken for the present building, which occupies most of Manhattan Square. The original Gothic design (1874-1877), was drawn by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mold, who were collaborating with Frederick Law Olmsted in structures for Central Park.
Famous names associated with the museum has been the paleontologist and geologist Henry Fairfield Osborn (president for many years), the hunter of dinosaurs in the Gobi Desert, Roy Chapman Andrews (one of the inspirations for Indiana Jones), George Gaylord Simpson, biologist Ernst Mayr, the pioneers of cultural anthropologists Margaret Mead and Franz Boas and the ornithologist Robert Cushman Murphy. The millionaire JP Morgan was one of the benefactors of the museum.
3. Columbus Market Av - 77 St
4. The Dakota
The Dakota, built from 25 October 1880 and October 27, 1884, is an apartment building located at the northwest corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West in New York City.
The architectural firm of Henry Janeway Hardenbergh was hired to create the design for Edward Clark, head of the Singer Sewing Machine Company. This firm also designed the Plaza Hotel.
The high gables and deep roofs with windows, panels and terra cotta spandrels, niches, balconies and balustrades give the building an appearance of German Renaissance style, an echo of a Hanseatic city council. However plant structure and reflect the strong influence of French architecture in the design of houses that became known in New York in the 1870s.
According to popular culture, the Dakota was so named because in the days when it was built, the Upper West Side of Manhattan was so sparsely populated and considered as remote as the Dakota Territory. However, the first records of this name are found in a newspaper story of 1933. The name Dakota took the building due to the taste rather than its grounds, Clark, was the new states and territories west. Above the street estrada 72, is a figure of a Dakota Indian. The Dakota was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and was declared a National Historic Landmark Place in 1976.
5. Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Metropolitan Museum of Art or simply Met) is one of the foremost art museums in the world. Situated in Manhattan in New York City, opened its doors on February 20, 1872.
The museum's collection is more than two million works of art from around the world. The collections range from treasures of classical antiquity, represented in their galleries in Greece and Cyprus, to paintings and sculptures from nearly all teachers in Europe and a large collection of American works. They are exposed masterpieces by Raphael, Titian, El Greco, Rembrandt, Velazquez, Picasso, Pollock, Braque and many more.
The museum has a large collection of Egyptian art, African, Asian, Oceania, Middle East, Byzantine and Islamic.
Andre Meyer Galleries hold great works of nineteenth century European art, with particular emphasis on the Impressionist painters and post-impressionist, and a large collection of Rodin sculptures.
6. Lincoln Center
The Lincoln Center, also known as Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a complex of buildings 61,000 m² in the city of New York. One of the most performing arts centers in the world.
Is home to the following arts organizations:
* The Metropolitan Opera
* New York City Ballet
* New York City Opera
* New York Philharmonic
* The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center,
* The Film Society of Lincoln Center
* Jazz at Lincoln Center
* The Juilliard School
* Lincoln Center Theater
* The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
* American Ballet Theater
* Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
It was built under Robert Moses' program of urban renewal in the 1960s by a consortium led by the initiative of John D. Rockefeller III.
7. Metro 5th Av
Metro Station 5th Avenue