A couple of good Article Contest photos I discovered:
Queens Museum of Art | The Panorama of the City of New York | tight overview from west of lower Manhattan, including the twin towers of the World Trade Center, the Brooklyn & Manhattan Bridges, etc
Image by Chris Devers
A couple of years in the past, I got to see a 1:1500 scale mannequin of London at the Building Centre there. It is a big scale mannequin of the coronary heart of the metropolis in three dimensions, with representations of most buildings, landmarks, parks, the Thames, and the (at the time but to be constructed) Olympic Park.
It’s extraordinarily spectacular.
And it’s as nothing in comparison with The Panorama at the Queens Museum of Art.
Here’s two panorama pictures to present a way of the scale:
• view from the “west”
• view from the ”south”
Quoting from the Museum’s web page on the The Panorama of the City of New York:
The Panorama is the jewel in the crown of the assortment of the Queens Museum of Art. Built by Robert Moses for the 1964 World’s Fair, partly as a celebration of the City’s municipal infrastructure, this 9,335 sq. foot architectural mannequin contains each single constructing constructed earlier than 1992 in all 5 boroughs; that could be a whole of 895,000 particular person buildings.
The Panorama was constructed by a group of 100 folks working for the nice architectural mannequin makers Raymond Lester Associates in the three years earlier than the opening of the 1964 World’s Fair. In planning the mannequin, Lester Associates referred to aerial images, insurance coverage maps, and a variety of different City materials; the Panorama needed to be correct, certainly the preliminary contract demanded lower than one p.c margin of error between actuality and the mannequin. The Panorama was one of the most profitable points of interest at the ‘64 Fair with a day by day common of 1,400 folks taking benefit of its 9 minute simulated helicopter experience round the City.
After the Fair the Panorama remained open to the public, its initially deliberate use as an city planning software seemingly forgotten. Until 1970 all of the modifications in the City have been precisely recreated in the mannequin by Lester’s group. After 1970 only a few modifications have been made till 1992, when once more Lester Associates modified over 60,000 buildings to deliver it up-to-date.
In the Spring of 2009 the Museum launched its Adopt-A-Building program with the set up of the Panorama’s latest addition, Citi Field, to proceed for the ongoing care and upkeep of this beloved treasure.
The Queens Museum of Art has a program providing you with the alternative to “purchase” NYC actual property on The Panorama of the City of New York for as little as . To learn how you can become involved click here.
We hope that you’ll take time to get pleasure from the Panorama of the City of New York.
The Panorama of the City of New York is sponsored by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Assembly members Mike Gianaris, Mark Weprin, Audrey Pheffer, Nettie Mayersohn and Ivan Lafayette, The New York Mets Foundation and the supporters of the Adopt-A-Building Program.
View the successful photos from our Gala 2011 Panorama Picture Contest!
View pictures from our Gala 2011 Photo booth, May 12, 2011!
View pictures of the Panorama on its Flickr page
Add your own pictures to our Panorama Flickr Group!
Quoting now from The Panorama part in Wikipedia’s Queens Museum of Art article:
The greatest identified everlasting exhibition at the Queens Museum is the Panorama of the City of New York which was commissioned by Robert Moses for the 1964 World’s Fair. A celebration of the City’s municipal infrastructure, this 9,335-square-foot (867.2 m2) architectural mannequin contains each single constructing constructed earlier than 1992 in all 5 boroughs; that could be a whole of 895,000 particular person buildings. The Panorama was constructed by a group of 100 folks working for the architectural mannequin makers Raymond Lester Associates in the three years earlier than the opening of the 1964 World’s Fair. The Panorama was one of the most profitable points of interest at the ’64 Fair with a day by day common of 1,400 folks taking benefit of its 9 minute simulated helicopter experience round the City. After the Fair the Panorama remained open to the public and till 1970 all of the modifications in the City have been precisely recreated in the mannequin by Lester’s group. After 1970 only a few modifications have been made till 1992, when once more Lester Associates was employed to replace the mannequin to coincide with the re-opening of the museum. The mannequin makers modified over 60,000 buildings to deliver it up-to-date.
In March 2009 the museum introduced the intention to replace the panorama on an ongoing foundation. To elevate funds and draw public consideration the museum will enable people and builders to have correct fashions made of buildings newer than the 1992 replace created and added in alternate for a donation. Accurate fashions of smaller condo buildings and personal properties, now represented by generic fashions, can be added. The twin towers of the World Trade Center shall be changed when the new buildings are created, the museum has chosen to permit them to stay till building is full reasonably than representing an empty gap. The first new buildings to be added was the new Citi Field stadium of the New York Mets. The mannequin of the previous Shea Stadium will proceed to be displayed elsewhere in the museum.
Quoting now from the explanatory sign at the exhibit:
THE PANORAMA OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
The Panorama of the City of New York, the world’s largest scale mannequin of its time, was the creation of Robert Moses and Raymond Lester. Presented in the New York City Pavilion as the metropolis’s premiere exhibit at the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair, it was supposed afterwards to function an city planning software. Visitors skilled the Panorama from a simulated “helicopter” experience that travelled round perimeter or from a glass-enclosed balcony on the second ground, whereas information commentator Lowell Thomas supplied audio commentary on “The City of Opportunity.” One of the “helicopter” vehicles is now on view in the Museum’s everlasting exhibition, A Panoramic View: A History of the New York City Building and Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Constructed at the Lester Associates workshop in Westchester, New York, the Panorama comprises 273 separate sections, many of that are four-by-ten-foot rectangular panels. They are composed of Formica flakeboard topped with urethane foam slabs from which the typography was carved. Lester Associates’ workers consulted geological survey maps, aerial images, and books of City insurance coverage maps, to precisely render the City’s streets, highways, parks, and buildings. Once the Panorama’s modules have been accomplished at Lester Associates’ workshop, they have been assembled on web site in the New York City Building. It took greater than 100 employees, three years to finish the mannequin.
Built on a sale of 1:1,200 (1 inch equals 100 toes), the Panorama occupies 9.335 sq. toes and precisely replicates New York City including all 320 sq. miles of its 5 boroughs and 771 miles of shoreline, in addition to the constructed atmosphere. It contains miniature vehicles, boats, and an airplane touchdown and taking off at LaGuardia Airport.
The majority of the City’s buildings are introduced by standardized mannequin models made from wooden and acrylic. Of greater than 895,000 particular person buildings, 25,000 are custom-made to approximate landmarks reminiscent of skyscrapers, giant factories, schools, museums, and main church buildings. The quantity of element attainable on most buildings is restricted; at a scale of 1 inch to 100 toes, the mannequin of the Empire State Building measures solely 15 inches. The most correct buildings on the Panorama are its 35 main bridges, that are finely made of brass and formed by a chemical milling course of.
The mannequin is colour coded to point numerous sorts of land use. The darkish inexperienced areas are parks. Parkways are additionally edged in darkish inexperienced. Mint inexperienced sections are associated to transportation including prepare and bus terminals. The pink rectangles that dot the City present the areas of leisure areas including playgrounds and tennis and basketball courts. Clusters of crimson buildings are indicative of publicly backed housing.
Red, blue, inexperienced, yellow, and white coloured lights have been put in on the floor of the Panorama in 1964 to establish buildings housing City businesses regarding safety, schooling, well being, recreation, commerce, welfare, and transportation. Overhead lights have been designed to run in a daybreak to nightfall cycle, and the nighttime impact is enhanced by ultraviolet paint, illuminated by blacklight.
In 1992, the City started a renovation of the Queens Museum of Art and the Panorama. Using their authentic methods, Lester Associates up to date the Panorama with 60,000 modifications. In the present instalation, designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, guests observe the course of the authentic “helicopter” experience on an ascending ramp that allows them to expertise the Panorama of the City of New York from Multiple Perspectives.
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: Air France Concorde, with Bell XV-15 TRRA Tilt Rotor check aircraft in foreground
Image by Chris Devers
Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Bell XV-15 TRRA (Tilt Rotor Research Aircraft), Ship 2:
The XV-15 Tilt Rotor know-how demonstrator was the end result of efforts begun in the early Fifties to supply an plane that might takeoff, land, and hover like a helicopter, however with the velocity of an airplane. The rotor pylons tilt from vertical to horizontal to eradicate the velocity obstacles imposed on standard helicopters by retreating-blade stall and allowed the XV-15 to function at speeds of 550 kph (345 mph TAS).
This is the second of the two XV-15s constructed by Bell underneath a joint NASA/US Army program. It served from 1979 by 2003, demonstrating operations underneath a variety of situations and logged 700 hours in testing. Its success inspired Bell and the US Marine Corps to develop a scaled-up Tilt Rotor, the MV-22, as a substitute for Marine transport helicopters. In affiliation with Agusta Aerospace, Bell additionally developed the Model 609 civil Tilt Rotor with expertise gained from the XV-15 program.
Transferred from National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
Wingspan:9.80 m (32 ft 2 in)
Proprotor Diameter:7.62 m (25 ft)
Length:12.83 m (42 ft 1 in)
Height:3.86 m (12 ft 8 in)
Weight, empty: 4,574 kg (10,083 lb)
Weight, gross: 6,804 kg (15,000 lb)
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Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Concorde, Fox Alpha, Air France:
The first supersonic airliner to enter service, the Concorde flew hundreds of passengers throughout the Atlantic at twice the velocity of sound for over 25 years. Designed and constructed by Aérospatiale of France and the British Aviation Corporation, the sleek Concorde was a shocking technological achievement that might not overcome critical financial issues.
In 1976 Air France and British Airways collectively inaugurated Concorde service to locations round the globe. Carrying as much as 100 passengers in nice consolation, the Concorde catered to top quality passengers for whom velocity was vital. It may cross the Atlantic in fewer than 4 hours – half the time of a standard jet airliner. However its excessive working prices resulted in very excessive fares that restricted the quantity of passengers who may afford to fly it. These issues and a shrinking market ultimately compelled the discount of service till all Concordes have been retired in 2003.
In 1989, Air France signed a letter of settlement to donate a Concorde to the National Air and Space Museum upon the plane’s retirement. On June 12, 2003, Air France honored that settlement, donating Concorde F-BVFA to the Museum upon the completion of its final flight. This plane was the first Air France Concorde to open service to Rio de Janeiro, Washington, D.C., and New York and had flown 17,824 hours.
Gift of Air France.
Societe Nationale Industrielle Aerospatiale
British Aircraft Corporation
Wingspan: 25.56 m (83 ft 10 in)
Length: 61.66 m (202 ft 3 in)
Height: 11.3 m (37 ft 1 in)
Weight, empty: 79,265 kg (174,750 lb)
Weight, gross: 181,435 kg (400,000 lb)
Top velocity: 2,179 km/h (1350 mph)
Engine: Four Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593 Mk 602, 17,259 kg (38,050 lb) thrust every
Manufacturer: Société Nationale Industrielle Aérospatiale, Paris, France, and British Aircraft Corporation, London, United Kingdom
Aircaft Serial Number: 205. Including 4 (4) engines, bearing respectively the serial quantity: CBE066, CBE062, CBE086 and CBE085.
Also included, plane plaque: "AIR FRANCE Lorsque viendra le jour d’exposer Concorde dans un musee, la Smithsonian Institution a dores et deja choisi, pour le Musee de l’Air et de l’Espace de Washington, un appariel portant le couleurs d’Air France."
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