5th Avenue & W 34th Street.
Observatory open year round - Daily 9:30am - 11:30pm
Fare : $6
Information - Phone 212 736 3100
The Empire State Building were constructed in a very
short time, in just under one and a half years. It was
opened shortly before Black Thursday in October, 1929.
Subsequently, it remained empty for a long time, and was
even called " The Empty State Building".
The top floor was actually intended to be a mooring
platform for zeppelins. For many years it staked its
claim as the world's tallest building. It was eclipsed by
The World Trade Center in the1960's.
During the night, the last floors are
illuminated and the colors are defined the season or by a
special event in the city.
Internet web site
Empire State Building
Pierpont Morgan Library
29-33 E. 36th Street. Open year
round Tue-Fri 10:30am to 5pm ; Sat 10:30am to 6pm and
Sundays from noon-6pm - Closed on major holidays. $5.
Information - Phone 212 685 - 0610.
The Pierpont Morgan Library is one of the most impressive
museums in New York.
The collection of art objects, books, manuscripts,
drawings, and paintings have been assembled by J.P Morgan
(1837-1913), founder of the most important bank in Wall
The building was designed by Mc Kim, Mead & White and
completed in 1906 in Italian Renaissance Style. The Annex
(West Library) was added in 1928.
New York Public Library
Internet address: www.nypl.org
476 Fifth Avenue, between
W40th and 42st Streets. Open year round Mon 10am -6pm,
Tue-Wed 11am-7:30pm, thu-sat 10am-6pm. Closed major
Information - Phone : 212 661 - 7220.
Founded in 1895 the New York
Public library is the largest library in the United
It was constructed at the former Crystal Palace site by
Carrere and Hastings in 1911 and remains one of the most
beautiful examples of the Beaux Arts style in New York.
The collection represents more than 15 million books and
more than 48 million manuscripts.
The main building is on the 5th Avenue and the entrance
is guarded by two marble lions.
This park which is located just behind
the library was renovated a few years ago.
On this site was the reservoir for the first drinking
water system of the city in 1842, increasing the health
state of the population.
During the summer this park is very charming and the
scene for musicians and art exhibitions.
Saint Patrick's Cathedral:
Fifth Avenue between E.50st and
51st Street. Open daily from 7am to 6pm.
Information 212 - 753 - 2261
The Catholic Cathedral of New
York was built from 1850 to 1878 in a
"Flamboyant" gothic style.
The laying of the cornerstone for Saint Patrick Cathedral
by Archibishop John Hughes took place on August, 15 1858
It was consecrated in 1879 and dedicated to Saint Patrick
- The height of the spires from the street is 330 feet
- The Great Organ has 7,855 pipes
- Rose Window measures 26 feet ( 8 meters ) in diameter
- Exterior of the Cathedral is approximately 405 feet (
124m) long by 174 feet ( 53m ) wide.
of Television and Radio:
25 W. 52nd St, open from tue to sun , noon-6pm
Internet web site :
The Museum of Television and Radio
of Modern Art - MOMA
11W. 53 rd St
Subway : Lines E & F stop at 5th Ave/53rd st
Open from 11am to 6pm sat-tue, noon-8.30pm thu-fri.
Information : 212 708-9400
The MOMA is one of the most beautiful museums dedicated
to modern art.
Opened in 1929 with an exhibition of European paintors
(Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gaugin and Seurat ).
The MOMA features great temporary
exhibitions such as "Matisse Retrospective" in
Internet web site :
- Museum of Modern Art