New York Film Locations

 





Working Girl (1988)

Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) is a hard working young woman who is determined to reach the top of the stockmarket world by hard work but as she turns 30 she is stuck in secretarial work so when she starts working for Katherine Parker (Sigourney Weaver) she is glad that Katherine is willing to accept input and ideas from her. However when Katherine goes on holiday and breaks her leg she asks Tess to look after things and this causes Tess to discover that Katherine is going to pinch her big idea that would save a large company from a a foreign takeover. Enraged that her boyfriend, Mike (Alec Baldwin) is also cheating on her, Tess sets out to do a deal by using her idea herself while Katherine is away. She teams up with Jack Trainer (Harrison Ford) to close the deal before Katherine's return and the two slowly fall in love little knowing that Jack is Katherine's boyfriend.


Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York Harbor.
  The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, designed by Frédéric Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886.

Website: Official Statue of Liberty
 

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is a monument commemorating the centennial of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence, given to the United States by the people of France to represent the friendship btw the two countries established during the American Revolution. It represents a woman wearing a stola, a radiant crown and sandals, trampling a broken chain, carrying a torch in her raised right hand and a tabula ansata tablet, where the date of the Declaration of Independence JULY IV MDCCLXXVI is inscribed, in her left arm. Standing on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, it welcomes visitors, immigrants, and returning Americans traveling by ship.[8] Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi sculpted the statue and obtained a U.S. patent for its structure.[10] Maurice Koechlin—chief engineer of Gustave Eiffel's engineering company and designer of the Eiffel Tower—engineered the internal structure. Eugène Viollet-le-Duc was responsible for the choice of copper in the statue's construction and adoption of the repoussé technique, where a malleable metal is hammered on the reverse side.

The statue is made of a sheathing of pure copper, hung on a framework of steel (originally puddled iron) with the exception of the flame of the torch, which is coated in gold leaf (originally made of copper and later altered to hold glass panes). It stands atop a rectangular stonework pedestal with a foundation in the shape of an irregular eleven-pointed star. The statue is 151 ft (46 m) tall, but with the pedestal and foundation, it is 305 ft (93 m) tall.

Worldwide, the Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable icons of the United States and was, from 1886 until the Jet Age, often one of the first glimpses of the United States for millions of immigrants after ocean voyages from Europe.

Staten Island Ferry, New York Harbour.
   

otsoNY Comments: Tess and Cyn work at 1 New York Plaza on Water Street at Whitehall Street. The interior is a composite of no fewer than four separate locations. The huge secretarial pool is a set constructed on the 21st floor of 1 State Street Plaza just across Water Street. A couple of blocks east, the trading floor is that of the LF Rothschild Company, 55 Water Street, while further north in the Financial District, the club room was filmed at the Midday Club at 60 Pine Street.

Tess's Workplace, 1 New York Plaza, Water Street and Broad Street, Manhattan.
   

Carnegie Hill Mansion, 2 East 91st Street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan.
   

South Street Seaport, East River, Manhattan.
   

Katherine's Brownstone, 80 Irving Place and East 19th Street, Manhattan.
   

Apartment, 506 Richmond Terrace and York Avenue, Staten Island.
   

St. Stanislaus Kostka, 109 York Avenue, Staten Island.
   





 


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