Manufacturers Hanover Trust – 510 Fifth Avenue
Historic Preservation / Interior Preservation / Landmark Preservation Committee / New York City

Manufacturers Hanover Trust – 510 Fifth Avenue


Interior of Fifth Ave. Bank Building Is Named a Landmark By Andy Newman. Article Here. In February of this year the Landmarks Preservations Committee gave landmark status to the midcentury modern interior of 510 Fifth Avenue, Manufacturers Hanover Trust building designed by Skidmore, Ownings and Merrill LLP in 1954— the squat, transparent former Manufacturers Trust Bank Building … Continue reading

El Escorial. San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain.
Historic Preservation / History / International / Spain

El Escorial. San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain.


San Lorenzo de El Escorial is of great significance to Spanish Renaissance architecture. Located merely 45 kilometers from Madrid, some of the most trained spanish renaissance architects exercised their abilities to create a city fit for the King of Spain. El Escorial In present day El Escorial operates as a monastery, royal palace, museum and … Continue reading

Electronics / Historic Preservation / Landmark Preservation Committee

Historic Touring Gone Mobile


To Happen Upon City Landmarks, by Way of an App. By Kerri MacDonald. Article Here. Steve Romalewski, head of the CUNY Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research has developed an application called Landmarks:New York. The app makes it possible for your phone to use it’s GPS capabilities in order to list all declared or semi-declared … Continue reading

Rare Glimpses of New York City Infrastructure
Infrastructure / Photography

Rare Glimpses of New York City Infrastructure


What holds us together… Stanley Greenberg is a photographer based out of New York who documents the inner-workings and infrastructure of the city. He shoots in large format black and white, and he’s taken pictures in some very exclusive sites with special permission from the state government. His pictures are very visually striking, and some … Continue reading