Manhattan Buildings
Dec 3, 2011Public
Photo: Madison Square from in front of the Flatiron Building looking toward the Empire State Building (1931). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madison_Square_Park http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_State_Building
Photo: The Chrysler Building (1930) is an Art Deco style skyscraper in New York City, located on the east side of Manhattan in the Turtle Bay area at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Building
Photo: North side of the Flatiron Building, 175 Fifth Avenue i. "The Flatiron Building, designed by Daniel Hudson Burnham and standing 285 ft (87 m) high, was one of the tallest buildings in the city upon its completion in 1902, made possible by its steel skeleton." 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatiron_Building 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Burnham
Photo: West side of the Flatiron Building. "The Flatiron Building was designed by Chicago's Daniel Burnham as a vertical Renaissance palazzo with Beaux-Arts styling.... The building sits on a triangular island block formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway and East 22nd Street, with 23rd Street grazing the triangle's northern (uptown) peak. It anchors the south (downtown) end of Madison Square, and the north (uptown) end of the Ladies' Mile Historic District."http://www.preserve2.org/ladiesmile/
Photo: Base of the Flatiron Building. "The 'cowcatcher' retail space at the front of the building was not part of Burnham or Dinkelberg's design, but was added at the insistence of Harry Black in order to maximize the use of the building's lot and produce some retail income to help defray the cost of construction. Black pushed Burnham hard for plans for the addition, but Burnham resisted because of the aesthetic effect it would have on the design of the "prow" of the building, where it would interrupt the two-story high Classical columns whch were echoed at the top of the building by two columns which supported the cornice. Black insisted, and Burnham was forced to accept the addition, despite the interruption of the design's symmetry."
Photo: Met Life Tower, East 23rd Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue South, off of Madison Square Park.  Designed by the architectural firm of Napoleon LeBrun & Sons, the tower is modeled after the Campanile in Venice, Italy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Life_Tower
Photo: Bank of America Tower, Sixth Avenue, between 42nd and 43rd Streets, opposite Bryant Park. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_of_America_Tower_(New_York)
Photo: New York Mansion near Fifth Avenue.
Photo: Detail of mansion near Fifth Avenue.
Photo: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Avenue, New York City.
Photo: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Avenue, New York City.