“Grand Old Lady”, the Iconic Art Deco New Yorker Hotel
The New Yorker Hotel, New York whose design reflects the zoning laws introduced in the city, mid 1930s. From her iconic Art Deco style to her ingenious American construction, the “Grand Old Lady” has been striking component of the New York skyline, towering above all others and illuminating it since her 1930 inception. Built with a private power plant, an underground tunnel to Penn Station and even an ice rink, The New Yorker was the most technologically advanced of her day. At the height of her popularity she hosted influential politicians, celebrities, and sports figures, and entertained in The Terrace Room with the who's who of the Big Band era. Today she returns to her roots, proving that she was destined for greatness from the very start.
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Palm Islands construction, Dubai
Luxury island construction, Dubai. Ikonos satellite image of an artificial palm tree-shaped island created in the Persian Gulf, off the coast of Dubai. This is the Jumeirah Palm resort. It is one of two artificial islands (the Palm Islands). The project started in May 2002; this image was taken on 9 June 2004. 200 million cubic metres of sand have been used to create 120 kilometres of shoreline for over 60 hotels, 5000 luxury villas and apartments, marinas, dive sites, restaurants and shopping malls. Construction on the Jumeirah Palm is expected to be completed by early 2006. Dubai is in the United Arab Emirates.
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Victoria Park Hotel, junction of Clarkehouse Road and Southbourne Road, 1862. Later occupied as a private residence by Samuel Osborn and renamed Rutledge House
The Victoria Park Hotel and Bowling Green', opposite the Botanical Gardens, seems to have gone out of memory. It was opened about 1858 or 1859, and the only landlord the place had was Mr. John Law, landscape gardener, formerly the curator of the Botanical Gardens, and who published a few local items dealing with botany and the gardens. This would be a nice retreat from the town, with possible visits to the gardens, and Sterndale Bennett had the companionship of his wife and a son on this visit to Sheffield. A letter written at the time mentions a 'long visit from the Misses Sterndale.' Nothing is heard of the hotel after about 1862, and the premises became a private residence. The house is at the corner of Clarkehouse Road and Southbourne Road.
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