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Friday, September 15, 2006

Columbus Circle

Columbus Circle is a major nexus in NYC at the southwest corner of Central Park. It is the intersection of Central Park South (59th Street), Eighth Avenue, Central Park West and Broadway. It is also a major transportation hub for numerous subway and bus lines. A marble monument of Christopher Columbus sits atop a 70-foot granite column - the pedestal has an angel with a globe. The monument was built in 1892 (completed in 1905) as part of NYC's commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Columbus' first voyage to the Americas. It is difficult to capture the area in a single photo - there are points of interest around the entire circle: The Time Warner Center and shopping complex, Trump International Hotel, Merchant's Gate to Central Park with the Maine monument and of course the fountain and statue area itself, which underwent a renovation in 2005, winning a landscape architecture award. This traffic circle has always been hectic and difficult to navigate; now with the new wooden benches, fountains and plantings it has become an island of calm in the storm of NYC ...

2 comments:

Jing said...

wow... your photo looks great!
:)
i like this multifunctional circle.In Shanghai there are some similar areas.:) i hope i could have good skills to take them completelly.
...jing

Olivier said...

Bravo beau montage pour une des plus belles places de New York