Back in the last century, there was a convention center on New York City’s Columbus Circle. It was called the New York Coliseum. One of the projects built by the infamous infrastructure overlord, Robert Moses, it was never the prettiest edifice. Fifty workers were killed during it construction. It used to host New York's famed auto show.
By the time the New York Coliseum was shut down in 1987, it had fallen to seed. It wasn't much when I entered there in the early 1980s as a Cub Scout attending a local jamboree. It was a place for peddlers and homeless people to do their business when I attended high school nearby in the 1960s. Not pretty in the first place, it became an eyesore.
Eventually, after numerous failed efforts to sell the property and tear it down, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority finally sold it to a developer, who then replaced the low-slung cement structure with the glitzy, glassy Time Warner Center. Methinks this is a proper - and better - skyscraper for this little spot of heaven in the Big Apple. #architecture#NewYork#nyc#nyskyscraper#timewarnercenter#architecturalphotography#nychistory @timewarnerbuildingnyc
At The Time Warner Center Holiday Under the Stars Is The Largest Specialty Crafted Exhibit Of Illuminated Color Mixing In The World Featuring Twelve 14-foot Stars That Hang From The Ceiling Of The 150-foot Great Room Overlooking Iconic Central Park. Enjoy A Indoor Colorful Spectacle Show Daily From 5:00pm While Shopping For The Perfect Holiday Gift At The Unrivaled Destination For Style & Sophistication That Offers A Diverse Selection over 50 Luxurious Shops & Boutiques. Finish Off At The Shops At Columbus Circle With Michelin-Starred Restaurants & World-Class Chefs Provide Truly Memorable Culinary & Dining Experiences.