Thursday, March 21, 2013

TimesSquare ClockTower

Sometimes it’s easy to forget we are not the only historic ClockTower in New York City.
The Paramount Building in Times Square at 1501 Broadway is rich in music history and also features clockfaces at the top. 
At thirty-three stories the Paramount Building was the tallest structure on Broadway north of the Woolworth Building and its 20 foot illuminated glass globe could be seen as far as New Jersey.
It was built in 1926 at a cost of $13.5 million.  
That’s about $176 million today.
It was home to the famous Paramount Theater. 
That’s a HARD ROCK Cafe now.
On December 30, 1942, Sinatra made a "legendary opening" at the Paramount Theater. Jack Benny later said, "I thought the goddamned building was going to cave in. I never heard such a commotion... All this for a fellow I never heard of."
Like our home, it’s beautiful at night.

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