Berny's photos

NYC - blue hour - 1986

02 Jun 1986 33 13 58
View from Empire State Building to "New York Life Building" (golden roof), "Merchandise Mart Building" (the black newer one), behind is the "Metropolitan Life North Building" (Art déco, built 1928-1950) and the "MetLife Tower" with the clock, which shows a time of 8:32 pm. - scanned slide, Minolta X700

NYC - burning streets - 1986

17 Oct 2008 24 12 49
sunset in the streets of Manhattan - looking down from Empire State Building to the Hudson River. The building in the centre is "One Penn Plaza", finished 1972, 57 floors and 228.6 m, between 33rd and 34th Street. - scanned slide, Minolta X700, Minolta 70-210mm ► Chet Baker 1956

boxes in the evening light - 1986

02 Jun 1986 38 22 92
View from Empire State Building to the Northeast. - scanned slide, Minolta X700

Lincoln Building - 1986

02 Jun 1986 21 3 41
Lincoln Building was finished in 1930 in "renaissance revival" style, it has 55 floors and is 205.1 m tall. Materials are limestone and brick. The building in front of it is the "Lefcourt Colonial Building", built in 1929-1930, Art déco style, 45 floors, 164 m. Seen from Empire State Building - scanned slide, Minolta X700

PANAM - 1986

02 Jun 1986 17 1 38
view from Empire State Building - scanned slide, Minolta X700

Chrysler Building - 1986

02 Jun 1986 46 21 102
The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco skyscraper with 319 m height (top of spire). It is still the tallest brick building in the world, albeit with an internal steel skeleton., completed 1930, 77 floors. It was the tallest building in the world only for 11 months, from 1930 to 1931. - scanned slide, Minolta X700

New York Life Building - 1986

02 Jun 1986 15 6 45
View from Empire State Building to the "New York Life Building", built 1926-1928, neo gothic style, 40 floors, 187.5 m.

Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village - 1986

02 Jun 1986 17 9 49
View from Empire State Building to "Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village", which is a large, post-World War II private residential development on the east side of Manhattan. The complex consists of 110 red brick apartment buildings stretching from First Avenue to Avenue C, between 14th and 23rd Streets. There are 11,250 apartments. Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village was planned, beginning in 1942, and opened its first building in 1947. It replaced the Gas House district of gas storage tanks. - scanned slide, Minolta X700

Lower Manhattan - 1986

02 Jun 1986 57 43 119
View from Empire State Building along the 5th Avenue to Lower Manhattan with WTC. scanned slide, Minolta X700

Flatiron Building - 1986

02 Jun 1986 30 12 56
View from Empire State Building: The so called "Flatiron Building" was built 1902 (!), with 22 floors, 86.9 m. It's situated at the corner Broadway / 5th Avenue. - scanned slide, Minolta X700

View from Empire State Building - 1986

25 Apr 2018 46 19 112
View from 86th floor observation deck to the east (East River), PANAM-building, Chrysler building, Queensboro Bridge and UN building as landmarks. - scanned slide, Minolta X700

Empire State Building - the top - 1986

25 Apr 2018 22 5 55
443.2 m above ground is the antenna's peak. Per the original plans, the Empire State Building's spire was intended to be an airship docking station. The 80th, 86th, and 102nd floors contain observatories. I visited the 86th floor observation deck back then, the higher one was closed for public. - scanned slide, Minolta X700

Empire State Building - 1986

17 Oct 2008 17 1 38
This is finally the last place I visited during my 1986 journey through the US. Some view of the top will follow to finish this travel report. The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States. It was designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and built from 1930 to 1931. Its name is derived from "Empire State", the nickname of the state of New York. The building has a roof height of 380 m and stands a total of 443.2 m tall, including its antenna. The Empire State Building stood as the world's tallest building until the construction of the World Trade Center in 1970. Following its collapse in 2001, the Empire State Building was again the city's tallest skyscraper until 2012 (!). As of 2020, the building is only the seventh-tallest building in New York City, but sure one of the most beautiful. - scanned slide, Minolta X700

The Peter Fonda Phase - 1972

16 Oct 1972 46 38 141
My first motorcycle, which I bought with 17 - my parents were not amused, a BMW R51 (1938). The photo was taken with my first camera, a Kodak Instamatic 100 (scanned slide). ► Kodak Instamatik ► Born to be wild

Central Park Silhouette - 1986

02 Jun 1986 44 20 98
The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, also known as Central Park Reservoir, is a decommissioned reservoir in Central Park. It covers 43 ha and holds over 3,800,000 m³ of water. Looking to the west, the view has not much changed since 1986. The two "towers" are part of "The Eldorado", built 1929-1931, 28 floors, 105.4 m, Art déco. - scanned slide, Minolta X700

PANAM - 1986

02 Jun 1986 25 1 67
In the meantime the name PANAM is gone and the skyscraper is called "MetLife Building". It was built 1960-1963 with 58 floors and is 246.3 m tall. It used to have a rooftop helipad, however it was closed due to a fatal accident in 1977. The MetLife Building was the Pan Am Building from 1963 to 1981 when the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company purchased the building from Grand Central Buildings, Inc. The architectural stly is "brutalist". The old skyscraper in front of the PANAM ist the "Helmsley Building", built in 1929, 35 floors, 172.2 m. Architectural style is a mixture of Art déco, beaux arts and neo gothic. The view is from Park Avenue, looking NE to SW. scanned slide, Minolta X700

Manhattan - Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75

02 Jun 1986 21 5 58
Cadillac Fleetwood 75, built in the early 80's scanned slide, Minolta X700

1938 - DKW NZ 250 - HFF!

30 Aug 2017 77 80 185
I made this photo in 1984, when I owned the bike, but never restored it. At that time I leased an old empty horse stable, where I stored about 24 classic unrestored, partly very rusty bikes. By the way, DKW means "DampfKraftWagen", later also "Des Knaben Wunsch" or "Das Kleine Wunder" ! - scanned slide, Minolta X700 HFF and a great weekend, my friends! Stay safe and healthy, wish you an early vaccination!

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