A stroll down First and Third Avenues, New York
(Photos/words © urban75, Nov 2006, updated Mar 2007)
Flags, First Avenue, by the United Nations Headquarters.
Reflected sunlight, Third Avenue and 44th Street.
Mike's Heavy Duty Towing Truck, Third Avenue.
Subway grills, Midtown Manhattan.
Sparrow on Third Avenue.
Hello sailors! Midtown Manhattan.
The incredible Chrysler Building. Sstanding 1,046 feet (319 m) high on the east side of Manhattan (42nd Street and Lexington Avenue), it's still the tallest brick building in the world.
High up on the corners of the 61st floors you can see king-size replicas of the eagles that graced the 1929 Chrysler car hoods.
The Chrysler Building was the first structure in the world to pass the 1,000 foot (305 m) threshold and was the tallest building in New York before being overtaken by the Empire State Building in 1931.
After the fall of the Twin Towers in 2001, it is now the second tallest tower in New York City.
Roof detail of the Empire State Building, which was the world's tallest building from 1931 to 1972 until being surpassed by the World Trade Center (and also the Sears Tower, Chicago in 1973.
Empire State Building from Madison Square.
No Horn Blowing Except For Danger, E35th St and 3rd Avenue.
MetLife (Metropolitan Life Insurance Company) tower (formerly known as the Pan Am building) was the largest commercial office building in the world when it opened on 7 March 1963.
One of the fifty tallest buildings in the USA, it continues to dwarf the graceful Helmsley Building in front.
Reading the paper, Third Avenue subway station.