The famous globe still sits as the centerpiece of the park, and the nice weather brought out thousands of people in the long avenues of the greenspace. The Queens Museum is nearby, as well.
I finally made it to the amazing remnants of the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows – Corona Park, which hosted the 1964-5 exposition. The buildings are the subject of a request for proposals, as they are still sitting unused, as far as I could tell. They are cool buildings, expressing the optimism of their age.
I found myself sitting around Newark Liberty International Airport’s terminal again last weekend, so I snapped another two shots of the tallest buildings in Manhattan, this time with much clearer skies.
Sadly, I don’t get back to New York City nearly as much as I used to, but I caught a fleeting glimpse from Terminal C of Newark’s airport across the Hudson River. The Empire State Building still regally stands in Midtown, but the new Freedom Tower is rapidly pushing into the clouds over Lower Manhattan.
Update: Most likely 2005. Midtown, as seen from half way up Central Park at 6:00 PM in the evening during the winter, of some year, I forget which one.