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...
York & Sawyer architects of Greenwich Savings Bank.
Like "going to the bank" - now an events center - since banking is done online.
Where "events" take place in Weston.
Weston always seem to be planning for stuff by committees ad hoc and otherwise again and again...another more recent version...and again, on a more "global" scale here.
Architecture worth remembering - an ingredient in the city recipe.
What is the magic density or human contact needed?
ROOFTOPS, SPIRES & OTHER FEATURES PLUS LOOKING LIKE A...DOWNTOWN MALL
McKim, Mead and White designed the Columbia University campus.
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
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.