|Ten Facts about Times Square
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|247 W 46th St #901
New York, NY 10036
(Theater District - Times Square)
1 bed, 1.5 bath
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|247 W 46th St #4003
New York, NY 10036
(Theater District - Times Square)
2 beds, 2.5 bath
247 W 46th St #4003 Sleek and elegant high-floor 2
bedroom, 2.5 bath corner apartment at the ultra-luxurious
Platinum condominium, in the heart of Midtown West!
This wonderful 40th-floor unit is an absolute dream with
refined appointments and unparalleled panoramic views of
city and Hudson River from floor-to-ceiling windows. The
split 2-bedroom floor plan is very spacious, with plenty of
room for entertaining in the large living room.
Serve guests savory meals prepared in the chef's kitchen
with quartzite countertops and top-of-the-line appliances
including a gas stove with convection oven, 36'
Thermador refrigerator, 24 bottle… wine cooler and
The chic baths feature freestanding soaking tubs,
Dornbracht polished chrome faucets and Toto toilets.
There's also a convenient in-home washer and dryer.
Designed by internationally-renowned architect Costas
Kondylis, the Platinum boasts exquisite interiors and hotel-
like amenities that rival those of five-star resorts. The
lobby is striking with its floating island surrounded by a
moat of moving water, 26'-long fireplace and 15' TV
plasma screens. Residents are treated to access to "The
Zone," a full-floor dedicated to a host of upscale offerings
that include a Zen-like meditation room, fitness center,
indoor/outdoor Yoga studios, spa treatment rooms, a spa
lounge with waterfall plus a golf simulation room. They
can also enjoy socializing in the Social Sauna, Q Lounge
or outdoor landscaped terrace complete with a stone
Platumun sits at a vibrant Midtown address at 46th Street
and 8th Avenue mere blocks from Times Square, minutes
to Broadway and Rockefeller Center, at the core of world-
class restaurants, shops and cafes. The unbeatably central
location also puts you amid plentiful transportation
options. Low monthly common charges and 421a tax
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247 W 46th St #901 Superb, pristine, loft-like corner 1-
bedroom, 1-and-1/2-bath, 988-square-foot apartment in
the award-winning Platinum Condominium, located in the
heart of the Theater District. Occupying the premium
northwest corner at the Platinum, this 01 line unit features
floor-to-ceiling windows that offer exciting Hudson River
and sunset views.
No detail has been overlooked when designing the open
kitchen, which boasts Thermador appliances, a Marvel
wine cooler, back-painted glass cabinets, and natural stone
The well-proportioned bedroom has a walk-in closet and
an en-suite spa bath, featuring Dornbracht and… TOTO
fixtures with a premium free-standing soaking tub.
The apartment has white oak flooring throughout, a Bosch
washer/dryer, powder room and abundant closet space.
The Platinum certainly lives up to its name when it comes
to its superior amenities. "The Zone," its full-floor
amenities space includes a residents' lounge equipped with
WiFi, an outdoor terrace with fireplace, a fitness center,
yoga studio, sauna, spa treatment rooms, a golf simulator
room and relaxation room. The concierge and valet offer
comfort and security, in addition to the card-accessed
elevator and security systems. Cold storage room is
available for perishables delivered, as is enclosed parking
garage for applicable fees. Available 421-A tax abatement
minimizes carrying costs.
|New Year's Eve in Times Square
|Times Square on New Year's Eve in 1904
|Times Square on New Year's Eve 2012
|The crowd in Times Square in 1904.
|The crowd in Times Square in 2012.
|Bill Clinton eulogised the Times Square of old, recalling the
old mix of prostitutes and colourful characters as
“romantic” and “fascinating”. Here are 10 facts about Times
1. Formerly named Longacre Square, it was renamed in
April 1904 after the New York Times moved its
headquarters to the Times Building, now called One Times
2. Nicknames include 'The Crossroads of the World' and
'The Great White Way', and reportedly 'The Tenderloin'
because it was supposedly the most desirable location in
Manhatten in the 1920s..
3. The 1929 stock market crash took its toll on the area,
with many businesses moving out of the area to be replace
with seedier forms of entertainment, including pornographic
4. New York City began a slow but steady push to clean up
Times Square in the 1990s led by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani -
the process was referred to as the 'Disneyfication'..
5. On New Year's Eve, close to a million people congregrate
to celebrate the 'Dropping of the Ball'..
6. The ball was replaced by an energy efficient ball in 2008..
7. In 1972, Dick Clark began hosting the half-hour special
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve..
8. The location has been used in numerous films, including
Vanilla Sky when it is depicted as eerily quiet, and a post-
apocalyptic version in I Am Legend..
9. Famous for its electric, neon and illuminated signs
including Coca-Cola, Toshiba and the curved NASDAQ
10. In February this year, Times Square became smoke free.
|Times Square Panorama
|The Time Square Ball
|The 2008 Times Square Ball, first
unveiled at Macy's Herald Square
before being ready for its drop on
December 31, 2007, now currently on
display at the Times Square Visitor's
Center. A larger version of this ball
has been used in Times Square for its
New Year's ball drop since 2009
|The Ball is a geodesic sphere, 12 feet in diameter, and
weighs 11,875 pounds.
The Ball is covered with a total of 2,688 Waterford Crystal
triangles that vary in size, and range in length from 4 3/4
inches to 5 3/4 inches per side.
For Times Square 2013, 288 of the Waterford Crystal
triangles introduce the new Let There Be Peace design of a
dove with wings spread symbolizing a message of peace;
288 triangles feature the Let There Be Friendship engraving
of people holding hands around the world; 288 triangles are
emblazoned with the romantic Let There Be Love pattern of
a cascade of hearts; 288 triangles showcase the Let There
Be Courage ribbon medal design; 576 triangles sparkle with
the Let There Be Joy design of an angel with arms uplifted
welcoming the New Year; and the remaining 960 crystal
triangles are the Let There Be Light design of a stylized
The 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles are bolted to 672 LED
modules which are attached to the aluminum frame of the
The Ball is illuminated by 32,256 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDs
(light emitting diodes). Each LED module contains 48 Philips
Luxeon Rebel LEDs - 12 red, 12 blue, 12 green, and 12
white for a total of 8,064 of each color.
The Ball is capable of creating a palette of more than 16
million vibrant colors and billions of patterns producing a
spectacular kaleidoscope effect atop One Times Square.
|For more info on Times Square