Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Photo Series: Eye Above Forest Hills & Rego Park

 Aerials from Kennedy House

Aerials from Howard Apartments

Introducing an ongoing series of aerial views of Forest Hills & Rego Park from mainly residential high-rises! The first two photosets have been uploaded to a flickr collection, and features views of the neighborhood from the roof of 2 notable Modernist structures in Forest Hills, including the 12-story Howard Apartments at 99-32 66th Rd, and the 34-story Kennedy House at 110-11 Queens Blvd.  Both are valuable assets designed by award-winning architect, Philip Birnbaum, completed in 1952 and 1964, respectively.

Aerial Photo Collection of Forest Hills & Rego Park on Flickr

This aerial photo series makes one appreciate aspects which make our neighborhood distinctive:

1. Our architectural and cultural history
2. Urban planning
3. Garden apartment house movement and greenery.

This will benefit our historic preservation neighborhood survey work. To volunteer by recommending sites to photograph from, or to submit photos after corresponding, please e-mail unlockthevault@hotmail.com

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