Central Park From Above and the New York City Skyline on a hazy day.
When you look out above the New York City skyline in midtown Manhattan, it’s incredible to observe just how much space Central Park occupies. On a hazy day, it is as if the rest of the city disappears into the haze, infinite in all its dense glory.
This view is facing north, looking towards upper Manhattan. Central Park is 2.5 miles (4 km) long between 59th Street (Central Park South) and 110th Street (Central Park North), and is 0.5 miles (0.8 km) wide between Fifth Avenue and Central Park West.
The park initially opened in 1857, on 843 acres of city-owned land. In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux won a design competition to improve and expand the park with a plan they entitled the Greensward Plan. Construction began the same year and was completed in 1873. The park, which receives approximately thirty-five million visitors annually, is the most visited urban park in the United States.
A long time ago I read that the real estate value of Central Park was estimated to be around $528,000,000,000. But really, it’s priceless in terms of the value it provides the residents of New York City and the many visitors that visit every year.
This photo was posted today as part of an invitation to help celebrate the one year anniversary of Google Plus later this month on June 30th during one of the largest photowalk series of celebrations in the world (currently taking place in 60+ cities!). Details about the NYC Photowalk taking place in Central Park on June 30th can be found in this post
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