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Posted by  Andres Fuentes on January 30, 2002 at 08:53:14:

I have always admired the wide variety of constructions in New York City and the diverse cultures they represent.

Ever since I first came to this city (when I was 9 years old), the only thing I wanted to see was the Empire State Building, which was then the tallest skyscraper in the world. I could not believe how high was this rectangular structure, which looked like a square syringe rising towards the sky. Since then, I have been taking photos of the buildings to highlight the contrasts in their sizes and styles. For example, a gothic style construction rises alongside a glass and mirror skyscraper; and a white limestone building stands next to a smaller colonial red-brick structure hundreds of years old.

After what happened on September 11, 2001, namely the destruction of the most famous Towers in the world, I felt the need to learn more about the numerous other constructions of this giant metropolis. Being an Architectural Designer, I felt particularly affected when these these two architectural and engineering marvels disintegrated before my very eyes.

I would like to dedicate the following photographic essay on the architecture of this extraordinary City of New York, entitled “Manhattan’s Buildings”, to all the ill-fated individuals, from many countries, who lost their lives on that tragic, unforgettable day.

If you have never seen these buildings, you will now have the opportunity to admire them on the web indicated here under:
www.hometown.aol.com/archbldgs/Main.html

Andres Fuentes
Architectural Designer

 
 
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