Jersey City in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Manhattan Skyline
In 1886, the Statue of Liberty standing on her pedestal, stood taller than any other structure in New York City. At 305 feet, 1 inch (92.99 meters), it exceeded even the Brooklyn Bridge, which had been completed three years earlier. However, the Statue was soon surpassed in height by the forest of tall buildings which today gives Manhattan its world-famous skyline.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 40° 41.444′ N, 74° 2.72′ W. Marker is in Jersey City, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is located on the north end of Liberty Island. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jersey City NJ 07304, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Immigrant Processing in New York (here, next to this marker); Joseph Pulitzer (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Emma Lazarus (about 400 feet away); Edouard Rene De Laboulaye (about 400 feet away); Frederic Auguste Bartholdi (about 400 feet away); Alexandre Gustave Eiffel Inside the Statue (about 400 feet away); Symbolism (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jersey City.
More about this marker. The top of the marker features a picture of the Lower Manhattan skyline as it appeared in 1997. Buildings are identified, including: the Empire State Building, World Financial Center, World Trade Center, Woolworth Building, Bank of Manhattan, U.S. Customs House, City Bank – Farmer’s Trust Company, and Brooklyn Bridge. At the lower right of the marker are two photographs of the Manhattan Skyline. The first, from 1908, shows the Singer Building and U.S. Customs House. The other, from 1934, shows the Woolworth Building, Bank of Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge. Both photos are courtesy of the New York Public Library, United States History, Local History& Genealogy Division, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 3. submitted on August 16, 2015, by Carolyn Martienssen of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania. 4, 5. submitted on November 8, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.