A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 16, 2005
Cathedral of the Skies (Empire State Building)
The Empire State Building (briefly nicknamed the "Empty State Building"--see above) is also called the "Cathedral of the Skies." This is a nod to the old Woolworth Building, the "Cathedral of Commerce."

http://www.nyctourist.com/topten_empire.htm
"The Cathedral of the Skies," as it has been called, identifies New York City more than any other feature in this landmark filled city.

http://members.aol.com/nonstopny/wedlock/idoidony.htm
The spirit of New York City is embodied in the Empire State Building. People who fell in love here, return with their children and grandchildren. This building is a symbol of American ingenuity and Art Deco architecture and a landmark that offers some spectacular and romantic views. The Empire State Building, soaring more than a quarter of a mile into the atmosphere above the heart of Manhattan, has been called "the cathedral of the skies" by many.

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/New_York_State/New_York_City-841252/General_Tips-New_York_City-Empire_State_Building-BR-1.html
"The Cathedral of the Skies," is one of the places that identifies New York City.

Posted by Barry Popik
Buildings/Housing/Parks • (0) Comments • Sunday, October 16, 2005 • Permalink