One day on my lunch break last week, I took a walk outside around my office. Here’s what I found!
Immediately outside the exit door of my office building is this cool old “Svbway” sign. This is where I get on the subway every day to go home after work.
I work in the Manhattan Municipal Building, a gorgeous old skyscraper with a grand entrance, pictured below. It was designed by the famous architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White and completed in 1914 – it’s almost 100 years old!
My building is across the street from City Hall, which has a lovely park and central fountain. You can do some great people watching here when the weather is nice.
There are some really beautiful historic office buildings in this part of the City, including the Woolworth Building on Broadway.
Here’s a closer shot that shows the different colors of the stonework.
On the other side of City Hall Park, I really love this red brick building – check out the amazing detail!
Here’s a neat shot of some of the sculptural art on view in City Hall Park – you can see the Manhattan Municipal Building (where I work) in the background.
From City Hall Park, it’s a few blocks over to the World Trade Center construction site, where the new Freedom Tower is growing taller every day.
Progress is being made on an adjacent site, too.
On my way back to the office, I passed by a popular park, full of workers on their lunch breaks.
It was fun to walk around on my lunch break with a camera, pretending to be a tourist. What would you see if you were a tourist near your workplace?