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 Cool Buildings & Sculptures Often Found in Pop Culture (or just Way Cool and worth checking out!)

 Buildings are in Blue. Sculptures in Red

The Oculus (a transportaion and shopping hub ) in Lower Manhattan.



Map 1 - Financial - West



Map 1 - Financial - East



Map 2 - Village - West



Map 2 - Village - East




Map 3 - Midtown - West




Map 3 - Midtown - East



Map 4 - Plaza - West



Map 4 - Plaza - East



Map 5 - Central Park - West



Map 5 - Central Park - East



Map 6 - Boroughs - West

The black "Manhattan Grid" is wider than the other half on the next page. We have matched it, but not updated this jpeg.



Map 6 - Boroughs - East



TWO PAGE SPREADS

Map 1 - Financial - West + East



Map 2 - Village - West + East



Map 3 - Midtown - West + East



Map 4 - Plaza - West + East



Map 5 - Central Park - West + East



Map 6 - Boroughs - West + East



  Manhattan's Most Famous (Recognizable in pop media; Well Known: Iconic) Buildings



(possibly represented on map as line drawings)



Map 5 (80-112)


5b) The Solomon Guggenheim Museum 1071 5th Ave (b/t 88-89)
5b) The Metropolitan Museum of Art - 1000 5th Ave at 82nd St
5b) Museum of the City of New York - 1220 5th Ave (b/t 103-104)

Map 4 (51-81)


4a) San Remo (CPW) - 145 Central Park West (74-75)
4a) MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) - 11 West 53rd St (5th-6th Ave)
4a) Hearst Tower - 300 West 57th St at 8th Ave
4a) American Museum of Natural History - Central Park West (77-81)
4a) Hayden Planetarium - Central Park West and 81st St
4a) Belvedere Castle - Inside Central Park at 79th St
4a) The Ansonia - 2109 Broadwy (b/t 73-74)
4a) The Dakota - 1 West 72nd St at CPW
4a) Lincoln Center - Columbus Ave (b/t 62-65)
4a) Carnegie Hall - 881 7th Ave at W57th St
4a) 30 Rockefeller Center - 6th Ave (b/t 50-51)
4a) Time Warner Center - 10 Columbus Circle at 59th Street

4b) 59th Street Bridge ( Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge) - East River and 59th Street
4b) Plaza Hotel - 768 5th Ave (b/t 58-59)
4b) Apple Store (Apple Fifth Avenue) - 767 5th Ave and E58th St
4b) St. Patricks Cathedral - 5th Ave (b/t 50-51)
4b) Seagrams Building - 375 Park Ave (b/t 52-53)
4b) New York Historical Society - 170 Central Park West (b/t 76-77)
4b) Citigroup Center - 601 Lexington Ave (53-54)
4b) Sony Building - (Philip Johnson) 550 Madison Ave (55-56)
4b) Lever House - 390 Park Avenue (53-54)
4b) Sherry Netherland - 781 Fifth Ave at E 59th St
4b) Tiffany and Company - 727 5th Ave at E 57th St
4b) Trump Tower - 725 5th Ave at E 56th St.
4b) Lipstick Building - 885 3rd Ave (53-54)
4b) The Frick Museum - 1 East 70th at 5th Ave
4b) The Met Bruer (formerly the Whitney Museum) - 945 Madison Ave at East 75th St
4b) Bloomingdale's -160 East 60th Street at Lexington
4b) 432 Park Avenue - Just west of Park Avenue on East 57th Street
4b) Bloomberg Tower (and Beacon Court) - 731 Lexington Ave b/t/ E 58th and E 59th.

Map 3 (19th-50th)


3a) Macy's - 151 West 34th St (b/t Broadway and 7th Ave)
3a) Radio City Music Hall - 1260 6th Ave and West 50th St
3a) 1 Times Square (Ball drop) - 42nd St and 7th Avenue)
3a) The Paramount Building - 1501 Broadway (43-44)
3a) The New York Times Building - 242 West 41st St at 8th Ave
3a) The Jacob Javits Convention Center - 11th Ave b/t 34-38th
. . . . .NYC's biggest convention center

3b) Met Life Building - 200 Park Ave at 44th St
. . . . .Formerly the Pan Am building with a rooftop heliport
3b) Metropolitan Life Insurance Building - 1 Madison Ave at 23rd St.
. . . . .Modelled after the Campanile in Venice, Italy
3b) The United Nations (Le Corbusier) - 1st Ave (b/t 42-48)
3b) Grand Central Terminal - 89 East 42nd St and Park Avenue
3b) New York Public Library - 476 5th Ave (b/t 40-42)
3b) Chrysler Building - 405 Lexington Ave and 42nd St
3b) Empire State Building - 350 5th Ave (b/t 33-34)
3b) Madison Square Garden - 4 Penn Plaza (8th Ave b/t 31-32nd)
3b) U.S. Post Office ( James A. Farley Post Office Building) - 8th Ave (b/t 31-32nd)
3b) Flatiron Building - 175 Fifth Ave at 23rd St
3b) The Morgan Library & Museum - 225 Madison Ave (b/t 36-37)
3b) Waldorf Astoria - 301 Park Ave (b/t 49-50)

Map 2 (White St - 18th St )


2a) Whitney Museum of American Art - 99 Gansevoort St at Washington St
2a) The Standard Hotel, High Line - 848 Washington St at West 13th St
2a) Hook & Ladder 8 (FDNY Ladder 8) - 14 North Moore St at Varick
2a) Washington Square Arch - Washington Square North and 5th Ave
2a) Jefferson Market Library - 425 Sixth Ave at West 10th St.
. . . . .Originally a court house, this High Victorian Gothic building once held a trial of Mae West in 1927.
2a) Chelsea Piers - West Side Highway b/t 17-22)
. . . . .Sports piers; originally a passenger ship terminal for the Lusitania and the ill-fated Titanic.
2a) IAC Building - 555 West 18th Street
. . . . . .InterActiveCorp's headquarters by Frank Gehry is sheathed in white glass that resemble sails
2a-3a) The High Line - Little West 12th Street to 34th St roughly along 10th Ave

2b) Williamsburg Bridge - East River east of Delancey


Map 1 (Tip - White Street)


1a) City Hall - City Hall Park; Broadway and Park Row
1a) Woolworth Building - 233 Broadway at Barclay St
1a) Freedom Tower (aka One World Trade Center) - West St at Vesey
1a) The Sept 19th WTC Outlines - Greenwich and Fulton Streets
1a) The Original Twin Towers - Greenwich and Fulton Streets
1a) The Oculus - Church St and Dey Streets
1a) New York Stock Exchange - Broad at White Street
1a) Federal Hall - 26 Wall Street at Nassau St
1a) Castle Clinton - in Battery Park near Battery Place
1a) Trinity Church - 75 Broadway at Wall St
1a) The Winter Garden (in 3 World Trade Center) - West St at Vestry St
. . . . .Year-round indoor space with tall palm trees
1a) United State Court of Appeals - 40 Foley Square at Pearl
. . . . .Columned courthouse used in "Night Court"
1a) New York County Courthouse (aka New York State Supreme Court Building) 60 Centre St at Pearl
. . . . .Large traditional courthouse used in dozen's of movies like "Legal Eagles"
1a) Manhattan Municipal Building - 1 Centre Street at Chambers St
. . . .Massive government building used as City Hall in "Ghostbusters"
1a) U.S. Custom House/ Natl. Museum of the American Indian - 1 Bowling Green At Broadway
. . . . .Built over the center of the original settlement of New Amsterdam; an art museum in "Ghostbusters"

1b) Brooklyn Bridge - East River, east of City Hall
. . . . .Over 125 years old; fun to walk/bike over to Brooklyn Heights and back
1b) Manhattan Bridge - East River, off South Street
. . . . Connects Manhattan with Brooklyn; a Suspension bridge - new for it's time in 1909
1b) New York by Gehry - 8 Spruce St at William St
. . . . .76-story residential skyscraper with an undulating steel facade

1a) Statue of Liberty - Liberty Island in the Hudson River
. . . . .The famous gift from France; poem by Emma Lazarus: "Give us your tired, your poor. . ."
1a) Ellis Island - Ellis Island in the Hudson River
. . . . .The buildings millions of immigrants passed through in the early 1900's

Map 6 (Harlem, Upper Manhattan, and the 4 Boroughs)


Upper Manhattan) The George Washington Bridge - Hudson River west of 179th St., Washington Heights
Upper Manhattan) The Cloisters - 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Inwood
Upper Manhattan) The Apollo Theater - 253 W125th St. b/t Fred Douglass and AC Powell, Harlem
Upper Manhattan) Columbia University - 116th St & Broadway, Morningside Heights
Upper Manhattan) Cathedral of St John the Devine - 1047 Amsterdam Ave at 112th St., Morningside
Heights
Upper Manhattan) Grant's Tomb - West 122nd and Riverside Dr, Morningside Heights

Bronx) Yankee Stadium - 1 East 161st St. at River Ave.
Bronx) Bronx Zoo - 2300 Southern Blvd
. . . . .The original domed elephant building has concrete elephant heads over the columns
Brooklyn) Barclays Center - 620 Atlantic Ave at Flatbush Ave
. . . . .Large rust-colored sports arena with huge overhang entrance
Brooklyn) Williamsburg Savings Bank Tower - One Hanson Place at Ashland Place
. . . . .Old school tower that once dominated the skyline

Brooklyn) Coney Island Parachute Drop - Boardwalk near West 16th St
Brooklyn) Coney Island Wonder Wheel - 1025 Riegelmann Boardwalk, Brooklyn
Queens) Shea Stadium (demolished) - Flushing Meadows - Corona Park
Queens) Citifield - Flushing Meadows - Corona Park
Queens) Unisphere - Flushing Meadows - Corona Park
Queens) TWA terminal at JFK - (Jet Blue Terminal 5) - JFK Intl. Airport

Staten Island) New York Chinese Scholar's Garden - 1000 Richmond Terrace, S.I. (Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

  Over 100 Public Sculptures That Pop Culture Lovers love in NYC



TOP POP CULTURE SCULPTURES

BOOK SOURCES:

1) Manhattan's Outdoor Sculpture, the Art Commission and the Municipal Art Society, Margot Gayle and Michele Cohen, Prentice Hall Press, NY , 1988.
2) The Gothamist online
3) Art in Public Places: Walking New York's Neighborhoods to see the best paintings, sculptures, murals, mosaics, and mobiles, 1999, David Masello, City & Company, NY.
4) Unforgotten New York: Legendary Spaces of the Twentieth-Century Avant-Garde, David Brun-Lambert, John Short, David Tanguy, Munich, New York, Prestel, 2015.


The 4 Other Boroughs


Queens:

The Unisphere, 1964, Gilmore D. Clarke - Flushing Meadows-Corona Park


Brooklyn:

OY/YO sculpture, 2015, Deborah Kass - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Dumbo

Cyclone Roller Coaster, 1927, Vernon Keenan - Surf and West 10th St., Coney Island

Wonder Wheel Ferris Wheel, 1918-1920, Charles Herman - Coney Island

Parachute Jump (not in service), 1939, James H. Strong and Stanley Switlik - Coney Island


Staten Island:
Postcards (The Staten Island September 11 Memorial), 2004, Masayuki Sono - (St. George Esplanade near Hamilton Ave)


Bronx :

Double Dutch (Intervale Ave at Kelly St) and Life on Dawson Street (Dawson St at Longwood Ave), John Ahearn & Rigoberto Torres - South Bronx wall sculptures

The Seat, 1987, David Sauuders - Owen Dolan Park, Westcheser Square, Bronx


Upper Manhattan :
150 - Invisible Man: A Memorial to Ralph Ellison, 2003, Elizabeth Cattlett - Riverside Park at 150th St
128 - Crack is Wack mural, 1986, Keith Haring - 128th Street and 2nd Avenue

Columbia University insert (Broadway and 116th St)

122 - Grant's Tomb, 1897, John Duncan - Riverside Drive at West 122nd St
117 - Bellerophon Taming Pegasus, 1964-1967, Jacques Lipschitz - Columbia University/Above 117th and Amsterdam Ave
117 - The Thinker (Le Penseur) modelled in 1880, Auguste Rodin - Columbia University/ Philosophy Building courtyard (near 117th and Amsterdam)
116 - Alma Mater, 1900-1903, Daniel Chester French - Columbia University/on steps of Low Library (near 116th and Broadway) (look for an owl in the robe folds)
111 - Peace Fountain, 1984-1985 Greg Wyatt - Next to the Cathedral of St John the Divine / Amsterdam Ave at West 111th St.
105 - Statue of Shiunran Shonin (sculptor unknown)- 331 Riverside Drive b/t 105th -106th Street

Map 5 (82nd-112)

5B-99 - Sphere,Fritz Koenig - Mt. Sinai Hospital, 1184 Fifth Avenue at 100th St (view through fence)
5B- 86 - Peter Pan , 1928, Charles Andrew Hafner - Carl Schulz Park (East End Ave at 86th(
. . . . . . . . . .Originally created for the lobby of the Paramount Theater in Times Square.

Map 4 (51st-81st))



Central Park
4B- 82 - Egyptian Obelisk "Cleopatra's needle", ca 16th Century B.C. - Central Park/behind the Met at 82nd St
4B- 76 - Still Hunt, 1883, Edward Kemeys Central Park/East Drive at 76th Street
4b-76 - Sophie Irene Loeb Fountain (Mother Goose), 1936, Frederick George Richard Roth - Central Park/Levin Playground at 76th St
4b-74 - Hans Christian Andersen, 1956, George John Lober - Central Park/next to Conservancy Pond, 74th Street
4b - 74 Alice in Wonderland, 1959, Jose (accent) de Creeft - Central Park/next to Conservancy Pond, 74th Street
4b- 72 - Mother Goose, 1938, Frederick George Richard Roth - Central Park/near East Drive at 72nd Street
4a- 72- Imagine mosaic - 1985 (made in Naples Italy)- Strawberry Fields, Central Park/near West 72nd St
4a- 72 - Bethesda Fountain, Angel of the Waters, 1868, Emma Stebbins - Central Park/Bethesda Terrace
4b- 66 - Balto, 1925, Frederick George Richard Roth - Central Park/East Drive at 66th St
4b- 64 - The Delacourt Clock, 1964-1965, Andrea Spadini - Central Park/Central Park Zoo - 5th Av and 64th
(end Central Park)

4a-66 - Le Guichet (The Ticket Window), 1963, Alexander Calder - Lincoln Center/Near the Reflecting Pool
4a-66 - Lincoln Center Reclining Figure, 1965, Henry Moore - Lincoln Center/in the Reflecting Pool
4b-60 - East River Roundabout, 1995, Alice Aycock - York Avenue and E 60th St.
4b- 57 - 9 sculpture, 1972, Ivan Chermayeff - (Solow Building) 9 West 57th Street near Fifth Ave
4b-54 - Love, 1970, Robert Indiana - corner of West 55th St and 6th Avenue
4a- 53 - Hope (Red/Blue), 2009 ,Robert Indiana - corner of West 53rd St and 7th Avenue
4b- 52 - Lapstrake, 1987, Jesus (accent) Bautista Moroles - plaza next to 31 West 52nd St. b/t 5th-6th
4a- 51 - Hare on Bell (1983) Barry Flanagan - small park b/t E51-E52 and 6th-7th Aves)

Quad 3 (18-50)


3b- 51 - Atlas 1937, Lee Lawrie and Rene Paul Chambellan - 630 5th Ave b/t 50-51st)
. . . . . . . . . .In Greek mythology Atlas has to hold up the sky for eternity. No shrugging!
3b-48 - Taxi!, 1983, J. Seward Johnson, Jr. - SE corner of Park Ave and E 48th St
3a-46 - Times Square (sound sculpture), 1977, Max Neuhaus - Vent Shaft on traffic island at Broadway/7th Ave/46th St
3b-46 - Knotted Gun, 1985, Carl Fredrik Reuterwa(unlaut on a)rd - (The U.N.) 46th Street and 1st Avenue
. . . . . . . . . .Made in response to the shooting of John Lennon. At the Visitor's Plaza.
3b-47 - Bartman, 2015, Nancy Cartwright - 1211 6th Ave b/t 47-48th
. . . . . . . . . .Bronze head of Bart Simpson by the actress who does his voice on "The Simpsons."
3b-46 - Good Defeats Evil , 1990, Zurab Tsereteli - (The U.N.) 46th St and 1st Avenue
. . . . . . . . . .St. George on horseback slays winged dragon made of missile parts. Presented by the Soviet Union.
3a-42 - 42nd Street Ballroom, 1983, George Rhoads - Port Authority Bus Terminal, North Wing, 42nd and 8th Ave
3a- 42 - Hero, 2014, Antonio Pio Saracino - (in a small park on 42nd west of 6th Avenue)
3a-42 - Times Square Ball, 1907, orig. by Artkraft Strauss - atop One Times Square at 42nd Street and Broadway
3a42 - The Revelers (tile murals), 2008, Jane Dickson - Times Square Subway (42nd and 7th) (Note: there are many tile artworks on other Manhattan subway platforms)
3b-41 - Lions, 1911, Edward Clark Potter - On the New York Public Library steps, 5th Ave and 41st St
3a-41 - The Commuters, 1980, George Segal - Port Authority Bus Terminal, South Wing, 40th St. and 8th Ave
3b-41 - Gertrude Stein, 1923, Jo Davidson - in Bryant Park behind the library
3a-41 - Ralph Kramden (Jackie Gleason), 2000, Lawrence J. Nowlan, Jr. - Port Authority Bus Terminal - South Building, 40th St. and 8th Ave
3a-39 - The Garment Worker, 1984, Judith Weller - 555 7th Ave at 39th St
3a-39 - Button and Needle, 1996, Pentagram Architectural Services - 555 7th Ave and 39th St.
3b-37 - Jan Karski, 2002, Karol Badyna - 233 Madison Ave at East 37th St.
. . . . . . . . .In from of the Polish Consulate mansion, Karski, a Polish WW2 hero, seems to invite you play chess with him.
Map 2 (Canal - 18th St)


2a- 15 - Mohandas Gandhi, 1986, Kantilal B. Patel - Union Sq West and 15th St

2a- 14 - Life Underground, 2004, Tom Otterness - 14th Street and 8th Ave (in subway)

2a- 14 - Metronome, 1999, Kristen Jones and Andrew Ginzel - 58-60 East 14th St b/t Broadway and 4th Aven Union Square

2b- 9 - Balloon Rabbit (Red), 2005-2010, Jeff Koons - IBM Building window, 4th Ave b/t 8th-9th St.

2b- 8 - Alamo, 1967, Bernard (Tony) Rosenthal - Astor Place (8th and 4th Ave)

2a- Bleecker - Bust of Sylvette, 1968, Pablo Picasso - Washington Sq South Towers near Bleecker/University Pl

2a- Houston - Untitled (Soho wall ), 1973, Forrest Myers - 599 Broadway at Houston St

2a- Christopher - Gay Liberation, 1992, George Segal - Christopher Park (across from 51-53 Christopher St)

2a - Greene - Subway Map Floating on a NY Sidewalk, 1985, Francoise Schein - 110 Greene St b/t Prince and Spring

2a - Clarkson - Man and Dolphin Dance, 1987, Keith Haring - Carmine Street swimming pool mural - Clarkson and 7th Avenue South


Map 1 (tip to Canal Street)


1b-Water - New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 1985, Peter Wormser and William Fellows - 55 Water St near Coenties Slip

1b-Pine - A-13 Untitled, 1973, Yu Yu Yang (Steel Circle) - 88 Pine Street at Water Street

1a-Pine - Chase Manhattan Bank Plaza Sunken Garden, 1961-1964, Isamu Noguchi - 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza (near Pine and William)

1a-Pine - Group of Four Threes, 1972, Jean Dubuffet - 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza (near Pine and William)

1a-Liberty - The Red Cube, 1967, Isamu Noguchi - 140 Broadway at Liberty St

1a-Liberty - Double Check, 1982, J. Seward Johnson, Jr. - Zucotti Park (Liberty St and Trinity Pl)

1a-Liberty - Sphere for Plaza Fountain, 1968-1971, Fritz Koenig - Liberty Park (near West Street at Liberty St)

1a-Albany -The Upper Room, 1984-1987, Ned Smyth - Battery Park City on Albany at the Esplanade

1b- Chambers - Five in One, 1971-1974, Bernard (Tony) Rosenthal - Police Plaza, behind the Municipal Building near Madison Street
. . . . . . . . . . The sculpture represents the 5 boroughs of New York City.
1a-Morris - Charging Bull, 1989, Arturo Di Monica - Broadway near Morris St.

1a-Vessel - Irish Hunger Memorial, 2002, Brian Tolle/Gail Wittwer-Laird/1100 Architect (firm) - Vesey Street and North End Avenue

1a-Liberty - National September 11 Memorial , 2011, Michael Arad (design) and Peter Walker + Partners (landscape) - 180 Greenwich St b/t Fulton St and Liberty St

1a-Greenwich - Balloon Flower, 1995-2000, Jeff Koons - West Broadway and Greenwich Street

1a-Battery Park - American Merchant Mariners Memorial, 1991, Marisol Escobar - off Battery Park, south of Battery Place

1a- Pearl - Two Sculptures by Keith Haring(Untitled) Two Dancing Figures (1989) and (Untitled) Figure Balancing on Dog (1986), Keith Haring - 17 State Street b/t Pearl St and Walker St

1a-Cedar - Joie de Vivre, 1996, Mark di Suvero - Zucotti Park, Broadway and Cedar St.

1a-Island - Statue of Liberty, 1886, Frederic Auguste Bartholdi (design) Gustave Eiffel (builder) - Liberty Island, New York Harbor

1a-Battery Park - 3-D Model of Old Nieuw Amsterdam - 1660, Simon Verity and Martha Becker, 2011 - in the park outside the Staten Island Ferry.

1b- Water - Wall Street Digital Clock, 1971, Rudolph de Harak - 200 Water Street at John Street

1a-Lafayette - Green Benches, 1997, Martha Schwartz Partners - Jacob Javits Plaza (Lafayette and Worth Sts) (Federal Plaza)

1a-River Terrace - The Real World 1992, Ted Otterness - River Terrace and Warren Street.

1a-Warren Street - Teardrop park 1999-2006, Michael Van Valkenburg Associates - Warren St. and River Terrace


The items on the list below have been added to the maps. I need them to integrate them into the text.
Mural with Blue Brushstroke (1986)
Roy Lichtenstein
AXA Equitable Center lobby
787 7th Avenue b/t W 51st and W 52nd Sts.

"The Triump of Music" (left) & "The Sources of Music" (right) (both 1966)
(2 murals by Marc Chagall)
Metropolitan Opera House (Lincoln Center)
Broadway at 63rd Street

Time (1941) (ceiling Mural)
Jose Maria Sert
Ceiling of Main Lobby, 30 Rockefeller Plaza
5th Ave b/t W 49th - W 50th

Prometheus (1934)
Paul Manship
The Rink at 30 Rockefeller Plaza
5th Ave b/t W 49th - W 50th

Times Square Mural
Roy Lichtenstein (1994)
Times Sq.-42nd St. Subway near Shuttle

"Adam" & "Eve"
Fernando Botero
(2- 12-ft tall sculptures)
Time-Warner Center Lobby

Pepsi-Cola sign (1936)
Artkraft Strauss Sign Corporation
Gantry Plaza State Park/Hunter's Point, Queens
(NYC landmark 2016)

Colgate Clock (1924)
(a replacement; original by Seth Thomas Clock Co.)
Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ

Celestial Mural (1913)
J. Monroe Hewlett and 4 others
Grand Central Terminal ceiling
East 42nd St. and Park Avenue

Whisper Gallery
Outside Oyster Bar, Grand Central Terminal
East 42nd St. and Park Avenue

The Grand Central Terminal Clock (1913)
Seth Thomas Clock Company
Atop information booth
Main Concourse, Grand Central