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Hojack Swing Bridge

This is the Hojack Swing Bridge on the Genesee River near Lake Ontario, which is slated for destruction. Seems a shame, ‘cos it looks pretty cool from up here. Scott Ventura says: There’s a movement afoot to save the bridge…

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Monday, 13th June 2005

Feelin’ Groovy

1, 2, 3… This is the 59th Street Bridge, New York City. Not hugely interesting to look at, but Simon and Garfunkel sang a really great song about it (and it does have quite a cool shadow too!). Although I…

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Friday, 10th June 2005

Washington Square Park

One of more than 1,700 parks in New York City, Washington Square Park is probably one of the best known (after Central Park obviously). In 1889, to celebrate the centennial of George Washington’s inauguracy as president, a large plaster and…

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Thursday, 2nd June 2005

Brooklyn [heart] U

Slightly unfortunate placement of the Google logo here, but you can still just about make out this large type on a building in Brooklyn, which says ‘BROOKYLN [HEART] U‘. Awww, isn’t that sweet? We don’t know what this building is,…

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Friday, 27th May 2005

Jones Beach Tower

This is the Jones Beach Tower, which was built in 1930, and was modelled on the campanile of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice. It is 200 feet high, made of brick and stone, and houses a 315,000 gallon water tank…

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Friday, 27th May 2005

Brooklyn Bridge

Opened on May 24 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was the first bridge to link Manhattan and Brooklyn and is now crossed by an average of 350,000 people a day. Look to the North for an interesting image registration problem visible…

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Thursday, 26th May 2005
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