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Saturday, July 30, 2011

On the Water around Manhattan

New Jersey at dusk
Photo by myself, from the Hudson River.

Another view from my boat ride around Manhattan.

Just across the Hudson River is Jersey City, in New Jersey. The Goldman Sachs Tower is the tallest building in that state, recently built by the architect Cesar Pelli. It is 42 stories tall and was completed in 2004.

In the tower are offices, a cafeteria and full service gym, including a clinic for physical therapy. For more about the building, click here.


Last week, my office chartered a yacht for a ride around Manhattan. We went up the Hudson to the George Washington Bridge, across to the East River and down to the Statue of Liberty. It was the first time I had seen Manhattan from a boat.

There is nothing more civilized than a bunch of architects on a yacht, haha. We were lucky to have good weather until the very end, when we were bombarded with rain. Fortunately, no one got seasick.

You don't have to charter your own boat for such a treat. There are several companies that offer sightseeing rides year round.

On the East River
Passing below one of the many bridges on the East River. You can see the shadow of our boat in the foreground.

Related posts: Looking Out Yonder, to the Far West Side, A Sunset View, from Battery Park and A View from the West Side Highway.


Leif Hagen said...

That GS Tower is quite a big, bold beauty! The boat ride cruise sounds like fun! I like the feel of this photo with the clouds, the lights in the buildings, the water!
Bravo, Kitty! Fun to catch up on your blog today!

Washington Cesar Takeuchi said...

Hi Kitty, Both pictures are great! So... I saw Manhattan from a boat before you do! How about it!
Hope you are well!


i randomly found ur blog and i reaaally like it!it reminds me of my last summer in nyc.can't wait to see more<3

Devon Knight said...

Great photo. Particularly of the sky enveloping the surrounding buildings perched above the tranquil harbor.

Well done - DK

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