A premier destination, especially when considering the interests of the corporate sector at large, Avenue of Americas has been known for being a commercial street. Regarded as a commercial thoroughfare, the entire length of the avenue stretches across many popular cities in New York City. Nestled amidst the borough of Manhattan, it traverses through Greenwich Village, Soho, Midtown Manhattan and Chelsea. Located nearby to countless attractions and popular tourist spots in the city; it is perhaps one of the premier places to visit while travelling to New York City.
Formerly known as Sixth Avenue, Avenue of the Americas has a rich history, tracing back to the mid 1990s. Having being transformed into a dynamic and pulsating area, the avenue has gone through drastic changes, under the governance of the City Council. Its change of name was officially introduced in 1945 on October 2nd when the Mayor, Fiorello La Guardia signed the bill, which was passed by the City Council. Even though there were many who voiced their opinions opposing the move as they believed that the street had too many “eyesores” to be considered as a way of honouring their sister nations, those in favour of the change believed that altering of the name would give the street more prominence.
Since then, the street has gone through many reconstructions. Streetlights were introduced and round street signs were attached to it, portraying the national seals of the many nations belonging to the Western Hemisphere. As the main objective was to promote trade with the Western Hemisphere, a sudden rapid commercial growth occurred as the development of the avenue took on a speedy transformation from a shabby street to one that encapsulated grandeur and splendid cityscape architecture.
Incorporating an international modernist style, there are now corporate headquarters and glass slab towers that could be seen. Sprucing up the streets, special lighting was installed. A rare feature that was been set up throughout most of the city, there is also patterned brick crosswalks that could be seen.
Some of the notable structures that could be seen while strolling around the streets are many grand department stores such as Macy’s Department store, the Greenwich Village, Jefferson Market Courthouse, Herald Square, Exxon Building, Rockefeller Centre and News Corporation to mention a few.
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