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Valley Forge National Historic Park on Flickr.The United States National Memorial Arch at Valley Forge was erected to commemorate the arrival of General George Washington and his troops to Valley Forge. It was designed by Paul Philippe Cret professor at the University of Pennsylvania. It is a simplified version of the Triumphal Arch of Titus in Rome (A.D. 81) which marked the capture of Jerusalem by Emperor Titus in A.D. 70. The tradition of a triumphal arch of one or three openings was erected to honor Generals or Emperors, in this case to honor General George Washington. It was dedicated in 1917.
The large inscription on the top of the arch states a quote from George Washington himself on February 16, 1778 describing his troops, “NAKED AND STARVING AS THEY ARE WE CANNOT ENOUGH ADMIRE THE INCOMPARABLE PATIENCE AND FIDELITY OF THE SOLDIERY”

Valley Forge National Historic Park on Flickr.

The United States National Memorial Arch at Valley Forge was erected to commemorate the arrival of General George Washington and his troops to Valley Forge. It was designed by Paul Philippe Cret professor at the University of Pennsylvania. It is a simplified version of the Triumphal Arch of Titus in Rome (A.D. 81) which marked the capture of Jerusalem by Emperor Titus in A.D. 70. The tradition of a triumphal arch of one or three openings was erected to honor Generals or Emperors, in this case to honor General George Washington. It was dedicated in 1917.
The large inscription on the top of the arch states a quote from George Washington himself on February 16, 1778 describing his troops, “NAKED AND STARVING AS THEY ARE WE CANNOT ENOUGH ADMIRE THE INCOMPARABLE PATIENCE AND FIDELITY OF THE SOLDIERY”

New York City on Flickr.The beautiful ‘Main Concourse’ of Grand Central Terminal at 42nd Street and Park Avenue is filled with bustling crowds even at night.  The station was named after and built by Cornelius Vanderbilt’s New York Central Railroad when this particular edifice was opened in 1913.  It was the third New York Central Terminal at this location, the first Grand Central Depot opened in 1871 and the second Grand Central Station in 1901 after renovation and expansion of the original.  
The floor is Tennessee marble, the wall trim Botticino marble and actual walls were imitation Caen stone.

New York City on Flickr.

The beautiful ‘Main Concourse’ of Grand Central Terminal at 42nd Street and Park Avenue is filled with bustling crowds even at night. The station was named after and built by Cornelius Vanderbilt’s New York Central Railroad when this particular edifice was opened in 1913. It was the third New York Central Terminal at this location, the first Grand Central Depot opened in 1871 and the second Grand Central Station in 1901 after renovation and expansion of the original.
The floor is Tennessee marble, the wall trim Botticino marble and actual walls were imitation Caen stone.

Weehawken The Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Flickr.The Soldiers and Sailors Monument  in the center commemorating the fallen of the first World War was erected in 1930 as part of Hamilton Plaza on Boulevard East.  A local resident  who was an artist and sculptor from Weehawken, John Rapetti, did the bronze figures of the soldier and the sailor.  In the background one can see the skyline of New York City.

Weehawken The Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Flickr.

The Soldiers and Sailors Monument in the center commemorating the fallen of the first World War was erected in 1930 as part of Hamilton Plaza on Boulevard East. A local resident who was an artist and sculptor from Weehawken, John Rapetti, did the bronze figures of the soldier and the sailor. In the background one can see the skyline of New York City.

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New York City on Flickr.New York City northern Midtown skyline with One57, the tallest skyscraper in the picture located in the center flanked by some other noticeable skyscrapers, Time Warner Center and the Hearst Building to the north and the Trump Tower, the City Spire Center, the Bloomberg Tower to the south. Protruding into the Hudson River are Pier 90 and Pier 88.  It is known as the ‘billionaire building’ and was started 5 years ago, slated to open this year in 2014.  One of its two penthouses sold for 90 million dollars and the building is over 1000 feet tall making it the tallest residential building in New York City.

New York City on Flickr.

New York City northern Midtown skyline with One57, the tallest skyscraper in the picture located in the center flanked by some other noticeable skyscrapers, Time Warner Center and the Hearst Building to the north and the Trump Tower, the City Spire Center, the Bloomberg Tower to the south. Protruding into the Hudson River are Pier 90 and Pier 88. It is known as the ‘billionaire building’ and was started 5 years ago, slated to open this year in 2014. One of its two penthouses sold for 90 million dollars and the building is over 1000 feet tall making it the tallest residential building in New York City.

New York City on Flickr.The corner of 42nd Street and Park Avenue, know as Pershing Square, directly in front of the lovely Grand Central Terminal, that just hit the century mark last year in 2013. Flanked on the right by the Chrysler Building , it’s distinctly lit top and on the left/behind by the MetLife Building (originally the Pan Am building).

New York City on Flickr.

The corner of 42nd Street and Park Avenue, know as Pershing Square, directly in front of the lovely Grand Central Terminal, that just hit the century mark last year in 2013. Flanked on the right by the Chrysler Building , it’s distinctly lit top and on the left/behind by the MetLife Building (originally the Pan Am building).

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64632_749691995049526_1649772794_n by albaderrico on Flickr.