Secrets of New York – Secrets in the Sky

       The third chapter of the show that was aired on NYCTV called Secrets of New York is called Secrets in the Sky, about the tall buildings of New York City, and includes:   

  • The Con Ed Tower (named for the Consolidated Gas Company), built in 1928 and 475 feet tall.  Its distinguishing feature is the 38 foot high bronze lantern on the top, dedicated as a memorial to Con Ed employees who have died in wars.


  • The 581 foot Municipal Building built in 1915 with its majestic towers on top.  The largest tower represents Manhattan, and the other four turrets represent the other bouroughs.  The 24 karat gold statue on top is the second largest statue in New York City, behind the Statue of Liberty.



  • The 615 foot New York Life Building, built in 1928 on the site of the original Madison Square Garden.  It is crowned with a gold ceramic pyramid and is decorated with 72 gargoyles.
  • The Woolworth Building, built in 1913 and standing 792 feet tall, contains the private office of F.W. Woolworth, and it also has two 26th floors!

  • The GE Building, built in 1933 at 850 feet tall, is home to the world’s largest Swarovski crystal chandelier and Top of the Rock.
  • The 1,046 foot Chrysler Building was finished in 1930; it became New York City’s tallest building only after a 185 foot spire that had been secretly assembled was placed on top, making it taller than 40 Wall Street.

       As you know, New York City has a lot of history, including in its buildings.  I’ll share the final chapter of the DVD with you shortly…

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RandolphMase, Fiction Writer

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

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