I’m not talking about me, oh no, even though with this view I often feel like a princess in her tower. It’s that rooftop looking down between the buildings that looks like a public parking but is usually empty, save for a car or two. It’s not often one can find an empty spot of this size in the heart of Manhattan, where every available inch is too valuable to be left unused.
Hello, my name is Mercurius and I will be your guide for this tour. Later on, we will explore the secrets of the Grand Central Terminal but, for now, please enjoy the wonderful blue sky above this construction site on my right, because, my dear mortals, in time, a glass metallic giant will rise bound to obstruct your view…
… thus spake Mercurius, and lo and behold:
Mercury standing atop the Tiffany clock, one of the jewels adorning the Grand Central Terminal facade.
You don’t have to be an opera fan to enjoy the theatricality, offered generously in daily live performances, courtesy of the City of New York. Just add your favourite dramatic music.10th Avenue, Midtown
The red brick of Charles Scribner’s Sons building is bathed in a warm blood orange colour.
Formerly a printing plant and corporate HQ of the historic printing house which produced works from such legends as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Edith Wharton, Thomas Wolfe, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and Ring Lardner.
Now renovated and transformed into a modern office space.