Sunday, December 17, 2006
The New York Times Building in New York..Once the home of the NY Times now it has a most interesting function
This is the NY Times building on an early post card.
Here is a great photo of the original building shortly after it was completed in 1905
Times Square....in a simpler age. circa 1910
The Times building was one of the first skyscrapers in New York....It has always been the building from where the ball drops on New Years Eve. Ever since 1906.
The Times Company moved from the building in the 1960's.
After that the building went through some major changes and today it is one of the largest billboards in the world. No one lives or works in the building..It is one big piece of advertising...Some of the most expensive ads are on the Times building.
So the next time you go through Times Square and see all that advertising in the center of Times Square...You are looking at what remains of a very historic building!
This is what is left
It still holds a commanding place in Times Square...Perhaps some of the most valuable real estate in NYC... and no one lives there!