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#LookUpNY Answer Day 78: The Standard Oil Building at 26 Broadway is one of the gems of Lower Manhattan. Designed by Carrère & Hastings, who were also the architects of the @New York Public Library's main building on Fifth Avenue. The building is topped with a 480-foot tower capped with a gigantic cauldron that burned kerosene 24 hours a day!

#LookUpNY Answer Day 78: The Standard Oil Building at 26 Broadway is one of the gems of Lower Manhattan. Designed by Carrère & Hastings, who were also the architects of the @New York Public Library's main building on Fifth Avenue. The building is topped with a 480-foot tower capped with a gigantic cauldron that burned kerosene 24 hours a day!

#LookUpNY Answer Day 65: From 1909-1973, the soaring Beaux Arts building at 240 Centre Street housed the police headquarters for New York City. It remains today one of Lower Manhattan’s crown jewels and displays one of the finest applications of Beaux Arts design principles in the entire city. The building was converted to apartments in 1988, and is today known as the Police Building Apartments.

#LookUpNY Answer Day 65: From 1909-1973, the soaring Beaux Arts building at 240 Centre Street housed the police headquarters for New York City. It remains today one of Lower Manhattan’s crown jewels and displays one of the finest applications of Beaux Arts design principles in the entire city. The building was converted to apartments in 1988, and is today known as the Police Building Apartments.

The Frick Museum. My favorite "get away" spot in the city when I need to reflect. Photo from the Look Up  NYC project

The Frick Museum. My favorite "get away" spot in the city when I need to reflect. Photo from the Look Up NYC project

Plaza Hotel, NYC, 1915(?) The ACL Guide to New York Hotels Young & Old

Plaza Hotel, NYC, 1915(?) The ACL Guide to New York Hotels Young & Old

#LookUpNY Answer Day 12: Judson Memorial Church boasts one of the most beautiful and intricately-detailed facades in all of New York City. Since its construction in 1892, the church has seen an abundance of groundbreaking activity take place in adjacent Washington Square Park.

#LookUpNY Answer Day 12: Judson Memorial Church boasts one of the most beautiful and intricately-detailed facades in all of New York City. Since its construction in 1892, the church has seen an abundance of groundbreaking activity take place in adjacent Washington Square Park.

#LookUpNY Answer Day 67: In October 1904, the city’s first official subway car departed from the City Hall subway station. It was a fitting locale for a momentous occasion. Now abandoned, the City Hall subway station is one of the most storied hidden spaces in all of New York, boasting fanciful tiled arches crowned with brass chandeliers.

#LookUpNY Answer Day 67: In October 1904, the city’s first official subway car departed from the City Hall subway station. It was a fitting locale for a momentous occasion. Now abandoned, the City Hall subway station is one of the most storied hidden spaces in all of New York, boasting fanciful tiled arches crowned with brass chandeliers.

#LookUpNY Answer Day 36: The Beatles played back-to-back performances on February 12th, 1964 in Carnegie Hall. The concerts was a boon for the venue itself and shows by the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Elton John and Billy Joel followed.

#LookUpNY Answer Day 36: The Beatles played back-to-back performances on February 12th, 1964 in Carnegie Hall. The concerts was a boon for the venue itself and shows by the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Elton John and Billy Joel followed.

#LookUpNY Answer Day 62: Tilden bought 15 Gramercy Park South in 1863, and in the early 1880s commissioned Calvert Vaux (architect of Central Park) to give the house a fresh, modern look in the Victorian style. As a safety precaution, Vaux also installed steel rolling doors behind the windows and a secret escape tunnel underneath Tilden’s house.

#LookUpNY Answer Day 62: Tilden bought 15 Gramercy Park South in 1863, and in the early 1880s commissioned Calvert Vaux (architect of Central Park) to give the house a fresh, modern look in the Victorian style. As a safety precaution, Vaux also installed steel rolling doors behind the windows and a secret escape tunnel underneath Tilden’s house.

Another the{newyork} life exculsive... with Town Residential.  Amazing view Aiuthentic Open & Airy Loft living...

Another the{newyork} life exculsive... with Town Residential. Amazing view Aiuthentic Open & Airy Loft living...

#LookUpNY Answer Day 79: In the early 1800s, East Broadway was one of the most respectable streets in the entire city. In fact, when the Daily Tribune published a list of 200 of the richest men in the city in 1851, four of them lived on East Broadway.

#LookUpNY Answer Day 79: In the early 1800s, East Broadway was one of the most respectable streets in the entire city. In fact, when the Daily Tribune published a list of 200 of the richest men in the city in 1851, four of them lived on East Broadway.

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