• Short Summary

    THE NEW YORK CITY PLANNING COMMISSION ... ON AN OFFICIAL FLIGHT IN A HELICOPTER FROM?

  • Description

    THE NEW YORK CITY PLANNING COMMISSION ... ON AN OFFICIAL FLIGHT IN A HELICOPTER FROM THE TOP OF THE PAN-AM BUILDING IN THE CENTRE OF MANHATTAN ISLAND.

    A CONTROVERSY HAS BEEN GOING FOR SOME MONTHS OVER AN APPLICATION BY THE PAN AM BUILDING TO USE THE TOP AS A HELIPORT. THE ROOF OF THE 59-STORY BUILDING WAS DESIGNED AS A HELIPORT, AND HAS A SMALL CONTROL TOWER. THE BUILDING AT THE FOOT OF PARK AVENUE IS ALMOST DIRECTLY OVER GRAND CENTRAL STATION. IT IS THE LARGEST OFFICE BUILDING IN THE CITY.

    IF THE HELIPORT IS APPROVED BY THE CITY AND FEDERAL AUTHORITIES, THE HELIPORT WOULD BE THE FIRST ON A MANHATTAN SKYSCRAPER AND THE HIGHEST IN THE NATION.

    OPPONENTS SAY THE OPERATION IS UNNECESSARY, UNSAFE, NOISY, DISTRACTING TO MOTORISTS AND WOULD RETARD CITY PLANS FOR OTHER HELIPORTS AT GROUND LEVEL ON THE CITY'S WATERFRONTS.

    NEW YORK AIRWAYS PROPOSE TO OFFER DAILY FLIGHTS FROM THE HELIPORT TO THE WORLDS FAIR AND TO OTHER POINTS IN THE METROPOLITAN AREA.

    ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, THE PLANNING COMMISSION TOOK ITS RIDE -- AND DEPARTED FOR CITY HALL, GIVING EVERY APPEARANCE OF BEING DELIGHTED BY THE BRIEF TRIP.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA50N1022B69KWDCX3MI0DFYXNT
    Media URN:
    VLVA50N1022B69KWDCX3MI0DFYXNT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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