Caught at the New York Public Library. ‘Nuff said.
Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Tag
Who knew that the top of the Empire State Building was designed to be an anchor for giant blimps, or dirigibles?
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!).
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.
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)!
I passed this old factory in Bristol that looked abandoned and decided to explore it, only to find out that it houses a variety of small artsy businesses:
Canon 7D, 28-70mm EFL f/2.8