From the 75th floor of 432 Park Avenue, the 104-unit condominium tower with its 96 stories will officially tower over the rest of the Western Hemisphere topping out at 1,396 feet. The luxury tower will welcome its first residents next year, giving them a breathtaking view stretching from Central Park to the Atlantic Ocean and from Lower Manhattan, where the Freedom Tower is located, to Connecticut.
The once-bustling vacation community north of New York City has been in steady decline since the 1980s. Reuters photographer Carlo Allegri documented a collection of abandoned businesses, houses and buildings in the Catskills region of New York in October 2014.
Reuters photographer Robert Galbraith documented people and towns along West Virginia’s Route 52, or ‘King Coal Highway’ as it’s known. Coal miners have worked in this part of the United States for over a century enjoying the best of the boom times and riding out the bad, the constant refrain being that coal would always be there, the mines would be back. But now with coal production slowing due to stricter environmental controls, the availability of natural gas and a shift to surface mining, the state’s coal country has been hit hard with job losses and business closures, creating virtual ghost towns along the route.
Reuters photographer Yannis Behrakis explores Norway as an Aurora Borealis is seen north of the Arctic Circle. Tourists are gathering this time of the year to admire the phenomenon of the Northern Lights.
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Atlantic City’s casinos have been losing their glitz and gambling dollars to the more than 40 new rivals that have opened in neighboring states, with gaming revenue nearly halving from its 2006 peak of $5.2 billion.
Three of the 12 casinos in the city closed earlier this year, and a fourth, one of the Trump Entertainment properties, closed its doors Sept. 16.
Reuters reports Boeing Co’s proposal to develop a so-called space taxi for NASA astronauts includes a seat for paying tourists to fly to the International Space Station, the company’s program manager said on Wednesday, a first for a U.S. space program.
The $4.2 billion, five-year contract allows Boeing to sell rides to tourists, Boeing Commercial Crew Program Manager John Mulholland told Reuters, adding that the price would be competitive with what the Russian space agency now charges to fly tourists to the orbital outpost.
Cooper Joerg Schnepper prepares new beer barrels made of oak wood for the burning of the signature at the barrel factory Schmid in Munich, southern Germany. The barrel factory produces about 1,000 beer barrels with capacities of ten to 200 liters per year. For this year’s edition of the traditional Oktoberfest beer festival, which will be running from September 20 to October 5, 2014, the company has produced 50 new barrels for the different breweries of the city. The barrel factory is the only factory in Munich and Upper Bavaria that produces beer barrels in the old traditional craftsmanship and also delivers its products to Austria, Switzerland, Australia and the US. – Reuters
Armed with my camera, a handful of lenses and a rental car, my girlfriend and I made our way up the coast, spending a few days in each city to take them in. And for our cameras to take them in as well.
This gallery is an attempt to document my trip from San Diego to Los Angeles to San Francisco over the course of eight days in August. We want to see your vacation photos, too.