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Union Station – behind the scenes

National Trust for Historic Preservation  behind-the-scenes tour, May 31st.

The Roman centurion statues are by Louis Saint-Gaudens.  The construction is repairing the damage from the 2011 earthquake.

The 1927 Pullman car, the Marco Polo, from the Norfolk Southern Railway, is parked on a side track at Union Station.  FDR leased this car when he was Governor of New York, and used it from then through his Presidency up until WWII when he switched to an armor-plated car.

New York, May 2014

Every time I go to New York, I try to capture the trip in a few iPhone photos:

Whitney Biennial
Times Square, sculpture for sale on a truck
East River, from Randall’s Island
Frieze Art Fair
MOMA
Chinatown
Union Square
High Line
Roseland Mural, by Lyz Rothman, building now closed and to be reconstructed
Clouds by Olaf Bruening, Central Park
Central Park