NYC Landmarks in Numbers

Brooklyn Bridge Built 1869-1883 Length: almost 6,000 ft (1.8 km) Tower height above high water: 276 ft (84 m) Foundation depth below high water: Brooklyn – 44 ft (13 m), Manhattan – 78 ft (24 m) Supports 6 lanes of vehicles and a shared pedestrian and bicycle path.  Construction cost was $15.5 million 27 people…

New York History Timeline

The origins and colonial period 1525   Giovanni da Verrazano – the first European to see Manhattan – Giovanni da Verrazano was an Italian explorer in the service of King Francis I of France.He sailed into New York Harbor in 1524 in search of the Northwest Passage and was the first European to see Manhattan. Even though…

New York City Skyscrapers

Skyscrapers are defined as buildings over 150m/492ft tall “Supertall” skyscrapers are over 300m/984 ft Slender skyscraper is a building with a minimum width-to-height ratio of 1:10 Currently New York City has 297 skyscrapers (2nd to Hong Kong) Currently New York City has 17 “supertall” skyscrapers New York has a few slender skyscrapers and one slenderest skyscraper in the world…