Photographer's Note

Sixth Avenue, also known as Avenue of the Americas, is a major avenue running north in central Manhattan. It begins in Tribeca, and runs through approximately seven different neighborhoods, until it reaches Central Park South, covering 3.7 miles (6.0 km).

This view was taken on the border of Greenwich Village and Chelsea. From this corner, you can see a very interesting mix of towers, both old and new.

On the right is the Jefferson Market Library, a Victorian Gothic structure completed in 1877, that was based loosely on Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria. It was a courthouse and prison before being converted to a branch of the NY Public Library in 1967.

In the distance you can also see One World Trade Center, which opened in 2014. It is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, and the sixth tallest in the world at 1,776 feet (541 m). The height in feet is symbolic, because it is also the year that the US signed the Declaration of Independence. One World Observatory, with sweeping views of the city and harbor, is located on floors 100-102.

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