Photo by myself around 40th Street and Park Avenue, in Midtown.
Embedded in the ground at an urban plaza, display engravings of buildings in the neighboring area. Above, a plaque showing the Pan Am Building roosting above the sculpture at Grand Central, just a couple blocks north.
The plaques were installed in 1996, as part of the Grand Central Partnership. Most NYC neighborhoods belong to 'partnerships', where businesses contribute money, used toward creating a neighborhood identity. Special signage, art or trash bins might be commissioned, for instance.
The plaques were created by Gregg LeFevre, a New York City sculptor. To check out more of his work, click here.
Above, the entrance to the New York Daily News building, on 42nd Street.
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