Saturday, September 07, 2013

The Dakota Apartments

The Dakota looking Northwest from Central Park.

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The Dakota is located on the northwest corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West in the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City. Constructed between October 25, 1880 to October 27, 1884 by the architectural firm of Henry Janeway Hardenbergh who was commissioned to create the design for Edward Clark, head of the Singer Sewing Machine Company. The firm also designed the Plaza Hotel.

The Dakota Apartments


suruha said...

Hey, there!
When I first saw this photo, I thought recognized it, though I have never been to NYC. I read what you wrote about it's history, when it was built, for and by who(m?), etc. But, oddly, all of that pales next to the fact that it is also where John Lennon fell from a bullet.
A moment in time can sure change a world.
Thank you, my dear!


sookietex said...

Hi Su, yeah i felt people who care would know, no need to hit the point to hard, and as i live and did live just a few blocks away, it's something that goes unsaid but yes is always there.

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