View the New York City skyline with this plane over New York oil painting. Oddly, if you live in New York City you never get a chance to admire it’s great skyline. But the view is great across the river from New Jersey or Brooklyn. The skyline can also be admired while flying over head and landing in LaGuardia or JFK airports. But if travel plans are not in your near future you can always get a glimpse of lower Manhattan with this plane over New York oil painting. Painted on an over sized canvas made from salvaged metal, this painting is big just like the friendly skies.
Plane over New York Oil Painting
This vintage plane is preparing to land and in the background stand three proud, tall buildings; 40 Wall Street, American International and 20 Exchange Place. All buildings are at the heart of Wall Street and at one time or another competed for the tallest building in New York City. In a race to build the world’s tallest building, architect Craig Severance designed 40 Wall Street back in 1929. It was designed to be 927 feet tall located in the center of the financial district. It was 135 feet taller than the gothic Woolworth building which was built a decade earlier. But 40 Wall Street was also designed to beat out the Chrysler Building by a whopping two feet in height. When completed a year later, 40 Wall Street held the crown for the tallest building until shortly after when the Chrysler Building built a 185 foot tower on the top and regained the crown as the tallest building on earth. Today 40 Wall Street ranks only 33rd as the tallest building. All things must come to an end but fortunately, we can still admire these buildings in this plane over New York oil painting.