7. Central Park

In the second season, Juliana Crain meets George Dixon (played by Tate Donovan), who is her sister Trudy’s father, in Central Park. Dixon is working undercover for the resistance inside the Greater Nazi Reich. There is an establishing aerial shot of Central Park, showing the SS Headquarters east of Fifth Avenue in Midtown, which is probably a little too far west since the building is located along the East River.

Inside Central Park, the two meet at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, with the backdrop of the Eldorado Apartments visible, located along Central Park West.

8. Joe Blake’s Work Site/Grand Central Terminal

Early in season two, Joe tries to get his construction job back and his boss reluctantly agrees. Shortly thereafter however, Joe is summoned to go to Germany to meet his father, so he doesn’t actually ever go back to work here. The scene shows the Helmsley Building on Park Avenue, which is just north of Grand Central Terminal, in the backdrop. You can also see the Empire State Building further back. The New York City landmarks were mostly likely digitally added in this scene, since we know that filming was consolidated to the West Coast for the second season.

9. Times Square Subway Shuttle

Man in the High Castle took over the S shuttle subway between Times Square and Grand Central with advertising many have found controversial. The seats have been covered over with Nazi and Japanese symbols. The S train has been the location of subway ad takeovers since 2008. It was announced on 11/24 that Amazon would remove the advertising to the controversy.

From an urban perspective, the changes to the landscape imagined in The Man in the High Castle are not too farfetched, given that there was a real-life town in Long Island that had streets named after Hitler, Goebbels and other Nazi officers before World War II. Stay tuned as we add new film locations for San Francisco soon!

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