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Thrill Ride   4 comments

Captured this rollercoaster ride at Six Flags in Massachusetts.

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Posted February 7, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, US

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Storm Brewing   1 comment

I loved this ominous sky. It never did rain:

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Posted February 5, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Connecticut, Nature

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Studying Hard   2 comments

Caught at the New York Public Library. ‘Nuff said.

NYPL Reading Room

Zeppelin Mooring   Leave a comment

Who knew that the top of the Empire State Building was designed to be an anchor for giant blimps, or dirigibles?

Empire State Top

However, it was tried only a few times, and when the Hindenburg burst into flames six years after the construction of the Empire State Building, dirigible traffic dwindled and the true purpose of the docking mast became obvious – it made the building the tallest building in the world at the time, beating the Chrysler Building. (Claiming that title was considered poor form – how refreshing, considering the incessant striving for superlatives these days!).

 

Old and New in New York   2 comments

I like the juxtaposition of old and new in New York. Here is the beaux-art facade of Grand Central Terminal from 1913 in front of the MetLife Building, built 50 years later in the International Style.

GCT Sculpture

By the way, the statue is called ‘Transportation’, weighs 1500 tons, is 48 feet (16m) high, took 7 years to build, and the Tiffany clock has a diameter of 13 feet (4m)!

Winter Loneliness   8 comments

This lonely tree is in the marshland behind our house.

Lonely Tree in Clinton

Water for Gotham City   6 comments

Found this water tower on a building in midtown New York. I like how this antiquated structure was framed by the modern building behind it.

NY Watertower

Posted January 9, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Black&White, New York

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