UNION STATION HARTFORD ABOVE (L), GRAND CENTRAL STATION
The architect of Grand Central Terminal's monumental facade also designed the Commodore Hotel (now the Grand Hyatt).
N E W Y O R K N E W Y O R K
"ABOUT TOWN" review of how we get from here to there. in pictures. And a few words, too.
What actually does make a place a city? And perhaps more to the point, what makes New York New York?
First stop. Grand Central Terminal, 42nd
Street...and seeking the right route thru the Terminal to our
goal...direct connection to Grand Hyatt
CEREMONY AND SCALE
Way in the distance, bridegroom astride the shoulders of groomsmen after white horse had completed his ceremonial mission.
to the bank" - now done
online. We particularly note
suitability to a religious ceremony of international character. York
& Sawyer architects of Greenwich Savings Bank.
Density is destiny
"Density" exists on School Road (with tertiary treatment plant); dual use of large meeting space.
With the same capacity as Gotham Hall, Weston High School Auditorium looks beautiful.
For smaller events - there is the more intimate Weston High School Cafeteria
Weston always planning:
Planning for stuff by committees ad hoc and otherwise again and again...another more recent version...and again, on a more "global" scale here.
GRAND HYATT GRAND INDEED AS WELL AS AWESOME NEW YORK CITY VIEWS
Can't say enough good things about the hotel and their restaurant New
York Central and the "market" - a great idea! Big and lots of
people - a city unto itself.
An absolute art display of architectural detail is 42nd Street
While dining at New York Central we scoped out the evening's celebration site...
How many decibels? What did you say?
It was fortunate that we had anticipated this deluge of
sound. Taking out the loudest highs, EARPLUGS the necessary
accessory in the 21st century!
Not too long after the oil painting (l) below, we had the occasion to attend, without earplugs, a Grateful Dead concert at Fillmore East
Architecture worth remembering - an ingredient in the city recipe.
What is the magic density or human contact needed? And who knew that "music" could be so loud?
ROOFTOPS, SPIRES & OTHER FEATURES PLUS LOOKING LIKE A...DOWNTOWN MALL (R) ONE OF 10 STUDIED IN DEPTH
McKim, Mead and White designed the Columbia University
campus. Greenwich Savings Bank (now Gotham Hall) designed by
former McKim Mead and White architects). Oil painting of view looking west out the window of Low Library at Riverside Church.
Please understand that more people live in Los Angeles than in the whole State of Connecticut.
NYNY v. WESTON CT:
Infrastructure in the city for many things, but groundwater protection
is the secret for both. Groundwater limits growth, H2O quality and quantity
NEW YORK CITY WATER SUPPLY
At a whole different scale in Weston CT.
- And actually almost
anywhere else. Interestingly, the answer to how we differ boils
(no pun intended re: "water supply") down to how we are really similar.
- For example, Weston CT actually was built to its original Plan -
from almost 50 years ago! A Plan that the Columbia University
Campus might have inspired!
- Speaking of spires, we note that the Town of Weston has exempted itself from zoning regulations on Town-owned land.
- Historicl preservation also important in Weston - but besides
"Districts (6)" we preserve our community farming heritage at Lachat.