77 Water St


One of my favorite things about New York City is all of its little hidden gems.  This is one that I came across today.  It is a full size sculpture of a World War I Sopwith Camel, designed by Rudolph de Harak and sculpted by William Tarr.  The biplane sits on a green runway on the roof of 77 Water St in Manhattan's financial district.  What I love about this is that when it was built in 1969 no one other than the people in the surrounding taller buildings could see it.  Of course, now we can all see it care of Google Maps by searching for "77 water st, Manhattan, NY" and turning on the Satellite or Hybrid views.  (Found through Wooster Collective)