THE LOST MINARETE OF NEW YORK

By Pedro BARBADILLO, Diego CARRASCO

LA ZANFOÑA PRODUCCIONES - as PROD

Historical - Completed 2003


    • Year of production
    • 2003
    • Genres
    • Historical
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Duration
    • 50 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pedro BARBADILLO, Diego CARRASCO
    • Writer(s)
    • Pedro BARBADILLO, Diego CARRASCO
    • Producer(s)
    • Gervasio IGLESIAS
    • Synopsis
    • From 1890 to 1925 New York, the city of skyscrapers, was crowned with a replica of the Giralda of Seville. Situated between Madison Avenue and Broadway, this replica was slightly higher than the original (102.3 meters in height) and for many years dominated the sky of Midtown in Manhattan.
      It formed part of the Madison Square Garden where various social and economic events unfolded that marked the evolution of the United States; where the tendencies developed have dominated the life of the Great Apple till this day.
      Inside, various businesses took place as well as parties of the New York’s high social class of its time. In the Giralda, amongst other things, a great battle began between two tycoons that created the basis for modern journalism: Joseph Pulitzer and W.R. Hearst (the protagonist of “Citizen Kane”).
      The Giralda was also the setting for the so-called “crime of the century”, whose protagonist was its own architect, Stanford White. Along with a huge number of anecdotes that have been extensively documented.
      The aim of this documentary is to recuperate the memory of this tower, recount its remarkable story, the events that took place during the 35 years that the Giralda dazzled New York and comment on the many stories that occurred starting from the events and businesses that originated in the replica of the Sevillian tower, whom clearly made a mark in the modern world.
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