Family holiday to Manhattan… Chance for some nerdy Ghostbuster film location spotting… Would be daft not to!
- The Firehouse – Hook and Ladder Company #8 – Tribecca
Ok so a bit gutted about this one. The building wrapped in coverings whilst repair work goes on.
2. “Spook Central” Dana and Louises Apartment Block, 55 Central Park West at 66th Street.
The actual building is a lot smaller in real life than it looks in the movie. This is because there is a lot of larger buildings located around it so to make it look more menacing, an additional 8 floors were Matte painted onto the movie shots.
3. New York Public Library.
Whilst this is an iconic scene at the beginning of the original Ghostbusters where the first spook in the film is spotted, the actual appearance of the building is fleeting to say the least, with all inside shots filmed at a library in California.
4. National Museum of the American Indian
Known in Ghostbusters 2 as the Manhattan Art Museum (No such place exists), This building ends up encased in pink slime in the movie…
5. Interior of the Statue of Liberty 1
The Ghostbusters set themselves up inside the Statue of Liberty and spray the innards with positively charged pink slime in Ghostbusters 2.
5. Interior of the Statue of Liberty 2
The Statue of Liberty was controlled from inside the Statue of Liberty crown and in Ghostbusters 2.
A missed a few opportunities…
Rockerfeller Plaza (Below) – For some reason I thought that this scene had multiple golden statues around it. After checking the Plaza for a while I concluded that they had been removed. It turns out that I walked past the area in the pic below about 3 times….
As far as I’m concerned, this is a very good reason for going back in a few years time!