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Details for Benchmark: KU1437

N 40° 46.117 W 073° 58.917 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 85.47

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is ADJUSTED and location is SCALED. (more info)

Location:
In NEW YORK county, NY View Original Datasheet
Designation:
828
Marker Type:
bolt
Setting:
light structures
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Found whilst geocaching around the circle.

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photoKU1437

First time I've seen one like this, but the datasheet description made it pretty easy.

Hart to find, but other pictures helped me.

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photo:)

This one was a bit challenging to find. We even almost gave up. But photos from previous logs helped.

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photoBolt

Found it at Columbus Circle, the place we always took the subway from the Watson Hotel

Right there

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photoBolt
photoPlaque

Found it!

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photoKU1437

Found this benchmark while passing through the area sightseeing and geocaching.

Found during our 5 days visit in NYC

Thanks for showing us this place.

Easy find. Just glad nobody was sleeping on it.

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Found the BM bolt as described during a geocaching event held at the same location.

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photoKU1437
photoKU1437 in situ

Found in good condition as described. Right on the top step of the monument.

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photo828 Bolt
photo828 Setting

Found during a vacation in NY. We saw many beautiful and interesting places. Greetings from Czech Republic.

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photoColumbus circle

Found during our visit to NYC

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Found the Benchmark during our visit in NYC
THX
Mno2

Found while on vacation to New York City. Photo not taken due to people sitting nearby.

After locating the benchmark disk across the street, I came over here to look for the bolt. At first I was having some trouble locating it because I did not see the plaque that is mentioned in some previous logs. Then I realized that the plaque was gone and that someone had been sitting on the bolt! Took my picture just as it was starting to rain and then headed for cover.

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Observed the benchmark at 510pm

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I was here in the fall and they were cleaning the monument. all clear today. mark is still there.

The monument is fenced off.

"observed" this bolt on my way home.

Eine interessante Variante von Geocaching, die ich so bisher noch nicht kannte. Und wenn man schon mal über den großen Teich gereist ist, muss man dies natürlich auch mal testen! Der Benchmark befindet sich wie angegeben in gutem Zustand am bekannten Ort!! Vielen Dank fürs Zeigen!!

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photoKU1437

Found it on a nice place during our New York trip!

Found this benchmark during my business trip to New York, thanks!
Greetings from Germany!

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photoBenchmark NY - Columbus Circle

This is our first Benchmak we have found. This kind of hunting in a city is very iteresting for us.
# BM1

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photoKU1437

Found while heading to Carnegie Hall.

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photoThe bolt
photoBolt above the plaque

A beautiful day in a great part of the city.

Found this whilst visiting Central Park. There were many people around but mangaed to get to see it without someone posing for photos on it.

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photoKU1437 - dot in the middle of the step

Quick find

The first time I went looking for this, too many people were picnicing on it. The second time was early in the morning, but then a horde of people were camping there instead.
This time though, it was sufficiently rainy to keep people off the mark, so I could easily find it!

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photoBolt
The cloudy sky confused the GPSr a lot, causing it to take forever to find the signal.

Found it while walking through the Center Park

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photoKU1437

I was looking for this mark, but I could not find it.
I took another look on the other pictures here and then I recognized that a man was sitting on the mark

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photoKU1437

Found quickly while trying not to get hit by the skateboarders.

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photoMonument High-Relief Sculpture

Found this while walking around the city after seeing the Broadway show.Its my first benchmark.
Greetings from germany

Found this one during my walk through New York City.

When we arrived at the statue someone was sitting on the benchmark so we went across the street to the park and did some geocaches and when we checked on the way back the mark was available.

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photoKU1437 on 5/12/09

While wandering through the streets of NY, the statue seemed very familiar. Then we remembered that there is a benchmark here! Found it easily and it is excactly the same size as a SA 50c coin! Thanks for sharing this interesting benchmark.
Greetings from South Africa

Found this while walking around the city before seeing a Broadway show.

During our visit in New York I tried to find some of them an was successful at some places. This one on our way from central park back to our hotel.
Cheers from germany, avila99!

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photoColumbus Circle

Found it.

Found it

Found this benchmark while going to Time Warner Center.

Found during our most recent trip to Manhattan.
Wandered around a bit on this one, but previous pics helped!

There's a great shopping mall across from this. The artwork is terrific.

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Found as Shown.

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photoKU1437 BOLT MEASURED
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Found it.®

Came back to find this one for the contest (and snag the two last caches on Manhattan that we had not found). The construction is done, and the bolt is wasy to find. Even though my GPS thinks the coords are 448 feet off. GPS reception in the city can be tough.

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photoKU1437, NYC NY County NY Close Up
photoKU1437 NYC NY Area view southwest
photoKU1437 with GPS
photoKU1437 NYC NY GPS with coords

Found this benchmark together with vagabund from austria.
Just started geocaching on this US roadtrip.

only1 from austria

found it in the evening.
vagabund

Easily found, if you are looking on the correct monument. In December I spent 15 minutes kicking snow off the monument across the street.

[This entry was edited by mloser on Friday, April 07, 2006 at 1:03:39 PM.]

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photoKU1437 828, Manhattan, NY bolt
photoKU1437 828, Manhattan, NY location

As described.

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photoKU1437 "828" Columbus Circle, NYC
photoKU1437 setting, Columbus Circle, NYC
Bolt is visible in the center of the top step.
photoKU1437 plaque, Columbus Circle, NYC
photoKU1437 monument, Columbus Circle, NYC
This view is from the SW corner of Central Park. The BM is in the top step facing directly forward in this view.

Unable to locate the station. There is major construction going on around Columbus's statue. No access to the site.

Found what I think it the benchmark, right position, but the inscription is different.?

The monument now has a two foot railing surrounding it, so couldn't get on the steps. From my vantage point, couldn't see the marker either. But there are a lot of pigeons and a lot of their droppings that could be covering it.
Chester

Right across the way from KU1438. I'm quite sure I found the right location and the marker, but I can't say exactly whether it's in proper condition. It's located exactly where the description specifies -- in the middle of the top step on the northeast side of the monument. I don't see a designation of 828, but there is a B stamped in the top.

Zhanna and Aaron

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photoKU1437, New York, NY
photoThe view from KU1437...

Documented History (by the NGS)

Unknown by NYBE+A (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1952 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1952 AT NEW YORK. AT NEW YORK, AT COLUMBUS CIRCLE, AT INTERSECTION OF BROADWAY AND 59TH STREET, IN THE TOP OF CENTER OF TOP STEP AT NORTHEAST SIDE OF COLUMBUS MONUMENT, AND ABOUT 3 FEET ABOVE GROUND.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991. WARNING-Repeat measurements at this control monument indicate possible vertical movement.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.
  • The dynamic height is computed by dividing the NAVD 88 geopotential number by the normal gravity value computed on the Geodetic Reference System of 1980 (GRS 80) ellipsoid at 45 degrees latitude (g = 980.6199 gals.).
  • The modeled gravity was interpolated from observed gravity values.

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