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Details for Benchmark: KU4003

N 40° 47.738 W 073° 58.355 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In NEW YORK county, NY View Original Datasheet
Designation:
MANHATTAN HOTEL PARIS FLAGPOLE
Marker Type:
flagpole
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Together with Dingo79 I found this benchmark :-)

Together with Miela78 I had a really interesting journey. We could even find some geocaches and benchmarks like this one.
Concerning this benchmark we had much fun in finding which was not so difficult ;-) The benchmark made our journey even more interesting and with its help we had the chance to discover the surroundings in a more interesting way!

On a Geocaching trip and observing "Benchmarks" as we go.
Old Professor - Tipton, Mo.

Found in good condition as described.

[Photos:]
photoKU4003 - Manhattan Hotel Paris Flagpole

visited after return from Washington and Philly.

[Photos:]
photoKU4003

Observed on a cold spring days walk down the west side of Manhattan.

Found during a whirlwind tour of NYC for a mini-family reunion. Almost didn't get this one as I hadn't realized the name change.

[Photos:]
photoKU4003

Found it.

Manhattan is filled with tall ones!

Found as described. The building is now known as "Paris Apartments" and it's address is 752 West End Avenue.

Logged with NGS as "Good".

[This entry was edited by Papa-Bear-NYC on Sunday, November 27, 2005 at 2:10:55 PM.]

[Photos:]
photoKU4003 Hotel Paris Flagpole, 97th & Amsterdam
View of the top of the building, showing the tower and flagpole seen from 96th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.
photoKU4003 Hotel Paris Flagpole, 97th & Amsterdam
View of the entrance to the Paris Apartments from across Amsterdam Avenue.

The Hotel Paris is now the Paris Apartment building. But, the flagpole (sans flag) still sits atop the tower. Found this one with my beautiful girlfriend who lives just a few blocks away. Images of building's marquee and flagpole have been uploaded.

[Photos:]
photoThe Paris Apartment marquee
Yes-that is me--unaware of the photography in process.
photoFlagpole, from ground

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1932 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1932 (RWW) THE FLAGPOLE, E OF THE HUDSON RIVER, IN MANHATTAN ON THE NE CORNER OF WEST END AVENUE AND W 97TH STREET, ATOP THE TOWER OF THE HOTEL PARIS (A 25-STORY RED-BRICK BUILDING) THE TOWER AND UPPER FLOORS OF WHICH ARE TRIMMED WITH WHITE STONE. THE STATION IS THE BASE OF THE FLAGPOLE AT THE TOWER APEX.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in January 1999.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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