The Lost History of the New York Crystal Palace
Posted 06 July 2009 - 04:32 PM
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 06:13 PM
Yes they do still have movies under the stars. As a matter of fact, I believe there was one tonight!
I wonder if they still offer this free entertainment?
Posted 07 July 2009 - 05:42 AM
Welcome to PTU Ed.If I`m not mistaken doesn`t Disneyworld have a small version of the Crystal palace near the entrance on Main St?
Not aware of the Disneyworld crystal palace. Is it the same shape of the NY palace (Greek cross with center dome) or another shape. They kept the same shape of the NY palace at the 39 fair in a small version would like to knowif that is the case at Disneyworld. Thanks
Posted 07 July 2009 - 05:53 AM
Welcome Ed. You're right; not much is known about New York's first world's fair. I have often visited Bryant Park in mid-town Manhattan, site of the exhibition, and since it's renovation several years ago, it is a wonderful urban space. A few years back they staged musical numbers from current Broadway plays (with big-name stars) on Tuesdays at lunchtime and on Monday evenings screened classic motion pictures on a huge screen with a state-of-the-art Sony projection system. I wonder if they still offer this free entertainment?
Bryant Park has a long history of offering afternoon and evening entertainment to the public. Poetry readings, Jazz, fashion shows etc. They have a great ice skating rink in the winter. I included a chronology of Bryant Park in my book. If you are ever at Bryant Park envision that almost the entire area was the size of the CVrystal Palace. A massive building for its time
Posted 07 July 2009 - 03:23 PM
Here's a view of Disney's Crystal Palace at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. CRYSPL_1_9981.jpg 193.88KB 118 downloads
[/Thanks for posting that picture George.It at least shows my memory is still intact.
Posted 07 July 2009 - 04:12 PM
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 10:11 AM
I also remember going to NYC in 1997 or so and attending a movie screening in Bryant Park. It was "Singing in the Rain". And to make it even more special, the movie was introduced by Stanley Donen himself!
Posted 09 July 2009 - 09:47 AM
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As visual aids for Bryant Park,
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Chocolate and gold American Radiator Bldg, deservedly a crowd pleaser,
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 12:06 PM
I take it the building on the right is the BOA? This is the first I've heard of it being the 2nd tallest.
It is if the spire is included but not if you only go by occupied floors.
Posted 09 July 2009 - 01:12 PM
Rank Name City Height
feet / m Floors Year Notes 1Sears Tower[A]Chicago, IL01.01,451 / 44210819747th-tallest building in the world. Tallest building in the United States.2Trump International Hotel and Tower*Chicago, IL04.01,362 / 415962009Under construction- this building is topped out and stands as the 10th-tallest building in the world. Tallest concrete structure in North America 
3Empire State Building[A]New York, NY02.0 1,250 / 381102193114th-tallest building in the world. First building in the world to contain over 100 floors.4Bank of America TowerNew York, NY03.01,200 / 36654200817th-tallest building in the world, second tallest in New York City.
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