Thursday, November 24, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Sculptor: George Blackall Simonds
1844-1929 • England
On the top of a large rock overlooking Terrace Drive or the 72nd Street Cutoff, is the dynamic bronze statue of The Falconer, one of the most spectacula statues of Central Park.
The sport of falconry or the training of falcons and hawks to capture wild game or fowl is elegantly depicted by Simonds' masterful eye.
Often unnoticed from the ground, is a figure of a young hunter dressed in an Elizabethan costume. His left arm is extended into the air while perched at the tip of his fingers is a large falcon spreading its wings in readiness for flight. To get a much better view of the statue one must climb the rock to observe its intensity.
Friday, November 11, 2011
The outside plaque reads: New York Daily News Building, completed in 1930 from designs of John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. This structure was cited in 1957 by the Municipal Art Society and the Society of Architectural Historians "For originality in design and influence on later work."